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Maximize Productivity With ASP.NET

Web development is about to take another great leap forward. Powerful features in the new version of ASP.NET will save you time and reduce your code-writing requirements.

XML Advances on B2B Front

Version 2 of the .NET Framework introduces XML-to-relational data mapping, support for XQuery, and typed APIs. Find out why these changes are great news for B2B app development.

Take Control of Your Career

It’s time to try some new tricks that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Provision Servers With Automated Deployment Services

Identify when to use which tool to provision the servers in your network.

Write .NET Code in SQL Server

You can use VB.NET or C# to write procedural code and create user-defined types and aggregates in SQL Server.

Take Control of Your Vendors

You’ve seen it all when it comes to vendor shenanigans. Here’s how to fight back.

WinForms Gain Ground in Whidbey

New controls, enhanced data binding, and improvements to existing controls make WinForms programming with VS.NET's upcoming version easier and more versatile.

Take Control of Your Security

Here are five things you can do right now— this minute—that will increase security on your networks.

Navigate the Road to Whidbey

The next version of VS.NET includes a plethora of enterprise and RAD features, but the tool remains geared more toward higher-end than occupational or hobbyist programmers.

VB.NET Branches Out

Chris Dias, group program manager for Visual Basic .NET at Microsoft, talks about the present and future of the language, including the target audience of this tool.

Embracing Windows Server 2003: Moving a Global Firm from Windows NT

The final chapter in this four-part series discusses a global manufacturing firm’s experiences in moving from NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003, an operation with 10,000 computers worldwide.

Embracing Windows Server 2003: A Cautious, Long-term Migration

Part three of this four-part series describes a Canadian’s firm’s on-going, cautious efforts to evaluate the new platform for its truly mission-critical 24x7 environment.

Embracing Windows Server 2003: Moving 30 Remote Sites Running Windows NT

Part Two of this four-part series profiles an organization with 30 television stations across the country and 2,000-plus employees.

Embracing Windows Server 2003: Tales from Early Adopters

Moving to a major new operating system is always daunting, but for these four companies, the switch to Microsoft’s latest OS was well worth it. In part 1 of this four-part series, a small ISP moved for the speed improvements as well as server consolidation.

Your MCSA/MCSE Lab

Your company is not keen on you honing your IT skills on its WAN for good reason. Building a lab is the next best thing. Here's how.

Products You Love!

You're the ultimate authority for keeping your network up and running. You've carefully chosen tools that help you most and products you can't live without. Here are your choices for 2003's best of the best.

Q&A: Manage Security Patches

Learn tips for handling patch management and hiding objects.

Server Migration: Moving from Here to There

Migrating servers, users and resources from Windows NT to Windows Server 2003 was a big challenge for our fictional hero. We review a number of third-party tools to help ease his pain.

Security with UrlScan

UrlScan is an invaluable security tool for Web sites. Although IIS 6.0 incorporates some of its functionality, it’s still useful for IIS 6.0 sites—and critical for older versions of IIS.

Books: .NET Development for the Entry-Level Programmer

Gunther Lenz and Thomas Moeller give entry-level programmers an overview of the development model with a .NET influence in their book, .NET - A Complete Development Cycle.

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