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We discuss the latest incarnation of occasionally connected Silverlight applications, which come with a highly interactive user experience and can run either inside or outside of a browser.
Mark Bloodworth, Dave Brown
MSDN Magazine June 2010
Windows Server AppFabric provides a distributed cache for both web and desktop applications. Well show you how to integrate AppFabric caching into your apps, along with some hints for taking advantage of new cache features in the .NET Framework 4.
The heart of Windows Workflow Foundation is its declarative programming model. Here are some best practices to consider when using WF to realize software solutions in the real world.
MSDN Magazine December 2008
The goal of the ADO.NET Data Services Framework is to create a simple REST-based framework for exposing and consuming data-centric services easily.
Elisa Flasko and Mike Flasko
MSDN Magazine August 2008
Microsoft Robotics Studio is not just for playing with robots. It also allows you to build service-based applications for a wide range of hardware devices.
MSDN Magazine June 2008
OBA solution patterns help architects and developers build Office Business Applications (OBAs). This article introduces the seven core OBA solution patterns and applies one to a real-world problem.
MSDN Magazine March 2008
MSDN Magazine January 2008
In this article, Chandu Thota highlights some of the most salient features of the Virtual Earth APIs and shows you how to build your own powerful mapping and local search applications using them.
MSDN Magazine September 2006
Someday all scientific literature and data will be online and accessible to everyone everywhere. The astronomy community has made unusually good progress toward this vision of online science in addition to addressing the associated challenges of data publication.
Jim Gray and Alexander Szalay
MSDN Magazine April 2006
The System.Windows.Forms.TextRenderer class provides support for complex scripts in Windows Forms controls so you can render text the way you want and support international locales.
Miguel A. Lacouture
MSDN Magazine March 2006
While the Visual StudioÃÂ® Build menu's Build Solution option is the usual way developers compile their current work on a project, the process of building the complete solution for testing, deployment, or production often requires many more steps.
Get a peek at the new security features in SQL Server 2005 from a developer's point of view. While there are lots of admin enhancements, there are also plenty of dev-specific security improvements you can take advantage of, such as endpoint authentication and support for the security context of managed code that executes on the server. Here Don Kiely elucidates.
MSDN Magazine June 2005
CultureInfo is a complex .NET class whose objects are used for resource loading, formatting, parsing, casing, sorting, and other conventions that change as the language, location, or writing system is changed. It can be tricky to use correctly in every situation. Here Michael Kaplan explains some common scenarios in which you will use CultureInfo and provides information about the behavior, best practices, and consequences of a wrong decision.
MSDN Magazine March 2005
The Visual Basic team at Microsoft has spent much of the past eight months out on the road as a part of the Visual BasicÃÂ® . NET User Group Tour 2004. We've had a chance to visit 13 user groups in the U.
MSDN Magazine December 2004
The next version of SQL Server, code-named "Yukon," includes quite a few enhancements and expanded language support. For example, Transact-SQL now conforms more closely to the ANSI-99 SQL specification and makes querying more flexible and expressive. Yukon can execute user-defined functions, stored procedures, and triggers written in CLR-targeted languages, including Visual Basic .NET and C#. It supports a subset of the W3C standard XQuery language, and has native XML support.In this article, the author outlines the most significant language features and builds an order-entry sample app.
MSDN Magazine February 2004