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XML Web Services Developer Center Home provides developers with downloads, articles, newsgroup links, and more.

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is the universal format for data on the Web. This link will take you into the MSDN Library to review articles surrounding XML in addition to essential links and newsgroup information.

BizTalk Server 2002 makes it fundamentally easier to integrate your internal applications and securely connect with your business partners over the Internet. This link will take you into the MSDN Library to review articles surrounding the BizTalk Server, in addition to essential links and newsgroup information.

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions. SQL Server® 2000, the latest version, includes support for XML and HTTP, performance and availability features to partition load and ensure uptime and advanced management and tuning functionality to automate routine tasks and lower total cost of ownership. This link will take you into the MSDN Library to review articles surrounding SQL Server, in addition to essential links and newsgroup information.

Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) technology enables applications running at different times to communicate across heterogeneous networks and systems that may be temporarily offline. MSMQ provides guaranteed message delivery, efficient routing, security, and priority-based messaging. This link to the MSMQ home page provides an overview of MSMQ, white paper access, events, related products and technologies, and more.

Visual Basic for Application provides a complete integrated development environment (IDE) that features the same elements familiar to developers using Microsoft Visual Basic, including a Project Window, a Properties Window, and debugging tools. VBA also includes support for Microsoft Forms, for creating custom dialog boxes, and ActiveX® Controls, for rapidly building user interfaces.

Visual Studio .NET provides developers with powerful tools and servers for rapidly building XML Web services and enterprise applications.

Visual Basic Developer Center provides developers with powerful tools and servers for rapidly building XML Web services and enterprise applications.

COM Automation is a technology that allows software packages to expose their unique features to scripting tools and other applications. Using Automation, you can create and manipulate objects exposed in one application from another application.

DHTML. This overview of Dynamic HTML (DHTML) in the MSDN Library includes an explanation of how to use DHTML; samples are included. DHTML is a set of innovative features in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0. By enabling authors to dynamically change the rendering and content of a document, DHTML gives authors the ability to create visually outstanding HTML documents that interact with the user, without the burden of relying on server-side programs or complicated sets of HTML pages to achieve special effects.

Microsoft JScript is an interpreted, object-based scripting language. Although it has fewer capabilities than full-fledged object-oriented languages like C++, JScript is more than sufficiently powerful for its intended purposes. JScript is the Microsoft implementation of the ECMA 262 language specification (ECMAScript Edition 3). With only a few minor exceptions (to maintain backwards compatibility), JScript is a full implementation of the ECMA standard. Resources available through this link into MSDN include the "JScript User's Guide," "Using JScript in Internet Explorer," and "JScript Language Reference."

Microsoft Exchange Server is the messaging platform that provides e-mail, scheduling, online forms, and the tools for custom collaboration and messaging-service applications. The link takes you to the Exchange sections of MSDN Online that provides documentation, tools, and samples for easier and faster application development.

Microsoft Internet Explorer. This link to MSDN provides developers with the latest information about Internet technologies, including reference material, code samples, and in-depth articles on all aspects of Web site design and development. This page is the starting point for finding developer-oriented content on the following areas: Dynamic HTML, delivering content to the Web, component development, Internet tools and technologies, and component library.

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