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Mobile WCF: Write an IM App with the .NET Compact Framework
The .NET Compact Framework 3.5 provides a subset of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) functionality that you can harness to communicate between Windows Mobile devices and desktop PCs. We'll show you how. Andrew Arnott
IIS 7.0: Build Web Server Solutions with End-To-End Extensibility
Mike Volodarsky demonstrates the IIS 7.0 extensibility model by extending the Response Modification into a configurable Web server module and a custom management page for IIS Manager. Mike Volodarsky
VSTO 3.0: Developing Office Business Apps with Visual Studio 2008
With custom form regions in Outlook you can pull in data from designated data sources and truly customize your users' Outlook 2007 experience. Steve Fox
Unit Testing: Apply Test-Driven Development to your Database Projects
Jamie Laflen extols the benefits of TDD when applied to database development—and supplies some useful techniques along the way. Jamie Laflen
F# Primer: Use Functional Programming Techniques in the .NET Framework
Here we introduce you to some of the concepts behind the new F# language, which combines elements of functional and object-oriented .NET languages. We then help you get started writing some simple programs. Ted Neward
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Editor's Note: A Large Release Wave is Headed your Way
This month Howard Dierking discusses the coverage of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008. Howard Dierking
Toolbox: SQL Code Completion, Subversion Tools, Agile Development, and more
This month: help writing SQL code, modeling your database with SubSonic, and a review of Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams. James Avery
Cutting Edge: Modal Dialog Boxes with AJAX
This month Dino Esposito shows you how to get Windows-style modal dialog boxes for your Web applications thanks to the Ajax Control Toolkit and some clever coding. Dino Esposito
Test Run: Custom Test Automation with Team System
In this month's column Dr. James McCaffrey describes some of the ways you can use the Visual Studio 2005 Team System to manage custom software test automation. Dr. James McCaffrey
Wicked Code: Silverlight Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices
: Jeff Prosise presents great tips for Silverlight development, which while it's gaining wide adoption, still needs more documentation and best practices so developers can make the most of the dazzling new features. Jeff Prosise
Service Station: Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition
Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition is a collection of resources for modeling and building Web services for Windows Communication Foundation and ASMX. Gerardo de Geest and Gerben van Loon
Foundations: Workflow Services
With the NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation can now truly be integrated with Windows Communication Foundation. This column describes how the integration works and how to make use of it effectively. Matt Milner
Windows with C++: Windows Services Enhancements
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 bring some significant changes that make it simpler to produce services that are more secure and responsive. Kenny Kerr
Team System: Check-in Notes and Policies
Learn how to add check-in notes and check-in policy support to a Word add-in, in this fifth and final installment of an ongoing discussion. Brian A. Randell
{ End Bracket }: The Digital Declaration of Independence
Bill Hill discusses his Digital Declaration of Independence. Bill Hill
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