Brian Johnson works with BizSpark Startups on the East Coast of the United States. For more information about the BizSpark program you can go to http://bizspark.com.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2 Preview
To aid IT professionals in planning and testing for the deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft is making available this preview, based on Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of SP2. Additionally, we have established 11 newsgroups for sharing information.
C++ Language Changes for Visual Studio 2005The next version of Visual Studio (formerly Whidbey, now Visual Studio 2005) is rich in improvements to the libraries and the usual sort of "behind the scenes" cleanups and speedups that don't get a lot of press. It has plenty of companion tools and new functionalities that will make the lives of developers simpler and happier. But to me, all of that pales in comparison to what Visual Studio 2005 has done with C++. In this column, I highlight some of the C++ language changes awaiting you in the next Visual Studio version.
What is Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer?
The Visual Studio Class Designer lets you visualize the structure and relationships of classes and other types. Changes made to the visual designer are immediately reflected in code, and changes made to the code immediately affect the appearance of the designer. Members of a type can be visualized as compartments within the type. Members can be added and modified through a tool window called the Class Details Window that accompanies the Class Designer.
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And finally, be sure to check out the Channel 9 Summer of Express Contest. Lots of good information and cool prizes.
Rebecca Norlander - Demo of XPSP2
Rebecca Norlander - What are the big security improvements in the upcoming Windows XP Service Pack 2?
Rebecca Norlander - why is XPSP2 so big?
What's New in Visual C++
Programming with the Cryptography APIs
Join Microsoft experts on June 23rd, 2004 to ask questions about techniques and best practices in using the Cryptographic APIs to help secure your applications. Let us know what changes you would like to see in the CryptoAPI and its documentation on MSDN.
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Platform SDK RC2
This is the Platform SDK for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2. Developers can use this to build and test pre-release applications for Windows XP Service pack 2.