In this article we introduce you to BizTalk Services, new technology that offers the Enterprise Service Bus features of BizTalk Server as a hosted service.
Jon Flanders and Aaron Skonnard
MSDN Magazine June 2008
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If you have a significant investment in legacy COBOL applications running on mainframes, you need the BizTalk Adapters for Host Integration Server .
Bashar "Bash" Badawi
MSDN Magazine December 2007
Learn how to leverage WCF RIA Services in your Silverlight applications. Michael D. Brown uses an extensive point-of-sale program to illustrate how to meet the needs of the simplest to the most complex business apps with various enterprise design patterns.
Michael D. Brown
MSDN Magazine May 2010
Here we wrap up the call center client application we began last month. The techniques we illustrate will help you build real-world enterprise solutions using Silverlight.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
Take a walk through the creation of a call center client application to learn how to build real-world enterprise solutions using Silverlight.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
Here the author introduces SQL Server Data Services, which exposes its functionality over standard Web service interfaces.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
The Excel Services architecture lets users design their own algorithms and share workbooks on a server.
Vishwas Lele and Pyush Kumar
MSDN Magazine August 2007
Windows CardSpace replaces traditional authentication with a more consistent and streamlined login process and improves trust between end-users, applications and services. MichÃÂ¨le Leroux Bustamante explains.
Michele Leroux Bustamante
MSDN Magazine April 2007
MSDN Magazine March 2007
ASP.NET 2.0 aims to reduce the amount of code required to accomplish common Web programming tasks by 70 percent or more. New services, controls, and features make it almost as dramatic an improvement to ASP.NET 1.x as that was to ASP Classic. Here Jeff Prosise explores the new features.
MSDN Magazine Visual Studio 2005 Guided Tour 2006
If you want to employ unit testing and test-driven development techniques in your database application development process, you'll have different factors to consider than you do when you're not involving a database. For example, you have to maintain a consistent state within the database and be able to roll back transactions when necessary. This article shows you how to get the best of unit testing for your database apps in a safe, usable manner.
MSDN Magazine June 2005
In this article the author focuses on one critically important Web services specification that has been largely overlooked: the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS, or BPEL). He describes why BPEL is important and what it offers you if you are implementing Web services today or planning to in the future. Concrete examples using BizTalk Server 2004 are presented in the article.
MSDN Magazine March 2005
Because the common language runtime (CLR) is a black box, it's pretty hard to divine what's going on when you want to track down performance problems. Microsoft will be delivering a brand new profiler, the Enterprise Performance Tool (EPT), as part of Visual Studio 2005 Team Developer Edition that's ideal for use on a production system because it offers some very lightweight means of collecting performance data. Here John Robbins takes you on a tour.
MSDN Magazine December 2004
BizTalk Server is an excellent platform for automating B2B and EAI workflows. Process-driven workflows send messages between machines and access data. Until now, such processes were very difficult to automate, but with the introduction of Human Workflow Services in BizTalk Server 2004, this class of workflow automation is a very real possibility. This article explains it all.
MSDN Magazine October 2004
Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, which is part of the Office System, lets you create and manage virtual servers, site collections, sites, workspaces, and users. You can also use the Windows SharePoint Services object model to design and implement user-targeted applications. In the second part of a two part series, the authors take a look at the WSS and SPS object models, Web Part Page anatomy, creating and deploying Web Parts, and Web Part security. They also discuss Web Part infrastructure and how to create custom Web Parts.
Jason Masterman and Ted Pattison
MSDN Magazine August 2004
MSDN Magazine October 2003
The .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) is Microsoft's next-generation component technology. The CLR is a replacement for COM, but not for COM+. COM+, now called .NET Enterprise Services, is the Microsoft object runtime environment for scalable system development. This article explains how to implement and deploy COM+ configured classes using the CLR, how to access object context and call context, and the rules for managing context-relative object references. Also discussed are ways to manage precious resources such as data connections and pooled objects, and the relationship between COM+ and the new .NET remoting architecture.
MSDN Magazine October 2001