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  • Blog Post: Security Guidance: Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) - Version 4.1a

    As part of its commitment to a more secure and trustworthy computing ecosystem, Microsoft releases the SDL process guidance 4.1a. IT policy makers and software development organizations can leverage this content to enhance and inform their own software security and privacy assurance programs. The Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Responsiveness: Web Applications Warm-Up

    IIS Application Warm-Up for IIS 7.5 enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies such as database connections, compilation of ASP.NET code, and loading...
  • Blog Post: Web Building and Hosting with Microsoft Web Platform

    Get more than just a complete stack: get a complete, interoperable Platform that combines a rich and powerful web application framework with a supporting cast of tools, servers, and technologies including a complete eco-system of products, technologies, communities, and partners, working together, to...
  • Blog Post: Revenue Assurance: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Beta

    The IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit is an IIS7 extension that helps identify search engine and user experience optimizations for Web sites. The following features are included: Site Intelligence Reporting and error identification for broken/invalid links, duplicate content, tag...
  • Blog Post: Security Verification: BinScope Binary Analyzer

    The BinScope Binary Analyzer is a Microsoft verification tool that analyzes binaries to ensure that they have been built in compliance with Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) requirements and recommendations.  BinScope checks that SDL-required compiler/linker flags are being set, strong...
  • Blog Post: Security Testing: MiniFuzz File Fuzzer

    MiniFuzz is a basic testing tool designed to help detect code flaws that may expose security vulnerabilities in file-handling code. This tool creates multiple random variations of file content and feeds it to the application to exercise the code in an attempt to expose unexpected application behaviors...
  • Blog Post: Desktop Deployment: a Toolkit for Operating System and Application Deployment Just Released

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010) provides a common console with the comprehensive tools and guidance needed to efficiently manage deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment...
  • Blog Post: Doloto: The Power of AJAX without Its Headaches (a Microsoft Research Project)

    Doloto is an AJAX application optimization tool, especially useful for large and complex Web 2.0 applications that contain a lot of code, such as Bing Maps, Hotmail, etc. Doloto analyzes AJAX application workloads and automatically performs code splitting of existing large Web 2.0 applications. After...
  • Blog Post: IT Governance: Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0

    Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 delivers practical guidance for everyday IT practices and activities, helping users establish and implement reliable, cost-effective IT services. It encompasses the entire IT lifecycle by integrating: Community-generated processes for planning, delivering, operating...
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Test Engineering Guide, Beta 2

    How to decide if software is ready for you and your customers. The authors are looking forward to your feedback. Get this beta
  • Blog Post: Security Threats: Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) Preview

    CAT.NET is a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection. The tool can function as a plug-in for Visual Studio 2005/2008, FxCop custom...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Service Bus Toolkit 2.0

    The Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 provides architectural guidance, patterns and practices, and a collection of BizTalk Server and .NET Framework components to simplify the development of enterprise-scale solutions on the Microsoft platform. Get the toolkit
  • Blog Post: Offline Management: Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 CTP2

    Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services, and devices. Using Microsoft Sync Framework, developers can build applications that synchronize data from any source using any protocol over any network. Get...
  • Blog Post: Security Guidance

    As part of its commitment to a more secure and trustworthy computing ecosystem, Microsoft releases the SDL process guidance v4.1. IT policy makers and software development organizations can leverage this content to enhance and inform their own software security and privacy assurance programs. Get the...
  • Blog Post: On Demand: UK Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2009 Sessions

    The fourth annual Microsoft Architect Insight Conference was again a real success. The format of the Architect Insight Conference in 2009 changed this year, to reflect the challenging business environment that many companies are experiencing, whilst still focusing on arming IT Architects with the knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Model-View-Controller Framework for Web Applications

    ASP.NET MVC 1.0 provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime. This means that developers can take advantage of the MVC design patterns to create their Web Applications which includes the ability to achieve and maintain a clear separation of concerns...
  • Blog Post: Threat Modeling Tool 3.1

    This tool allows non-security subject matter experts (SMEs) to enter already known information, including business requirements and application architecture which can then produce a feature-rich threat model. Get the tool…
  • Blog Post: Desktop Integration: .NET Composite Application Guidance

    The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite client applications-composite applications use loosely coupled...
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide 2.0

    Design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. Get this guidance
  • Blog Post: Application Building Blocks: Enterprise Library 4.1

    The Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers to use on enterprise development...
  • Blog Post: Dependency Injection Container: Unity Application Block 1.2

    The Unity Application Block (Unity) is a lightweight, extensible dependency injection container with optional support for instance and type interception. It facilitates building loosely coupled applications and provides developers with the following advantages: Simplified object creation, especially...
  • Blog Post: FxCop 1.36

    FxCop is an application that analyzes managed code assemblies (code that targets the .NET Framework common language runtime) and reports information about the assemblies, such as possible design, localization, performance, and security improvements . FxCop is intended for class library developers. However...
  • Blog Post: Health Monitoring: Designing Manageable Applications

    This guide describes how to create applications that are easier to manage. When used alongside the associated code artifacts, this guide should help dramatically simplify the process of creating manageable applications, and therefore reduce the costs associated with application operations. This guide...
  • Blog Post: Point of Service for .NET v1.12 (POS for .NET)

    Microsoft Point of Service for .NET v1.12 (POS for .NET) is a class library that enables POS developers to apply Microsoft .NET technologies in their products. It provides a simple and consistent interface for .NET Framework applications to interact with POS devices, in compliance with the UnifiedPOS...
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