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April's issue includes techniques to prevent deadlocks, spreading the power with Compute Cluster Server, harnessing .NET profiling using wrappers, and more.
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March 30, 11:00 A.M. Pacific time
The new Sync Center in Windows Vista will become the hub for all data synchronization between the PC and applications, services, devices and other computers. Join Dr. Neil Roodyn as he takes a closer look at the development framework and the end-user experience.
Kris Horrocks demonstrates the all-new BizTalk Administration Console and Group Hub Page, as well as new core engine features like recoverable interchanges and end-to-end ordered message delivery.
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Learn how to use Web services to receive and submit data to and from your forms.
Available now under the Shared Source Initiative, USB Webcam driver source code helps embedded developers build devices faster.
Learn how Windows Forms controls added to a workbook or document can be bound to databases, Web services, or objects.
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Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003 supported only Word and Excel. The 2005 version adds tools that help you create managed code add-ins for Outlook 2003.
Create a custom SQL Server Reporting Services delivery extension that stores reports in a Windows SharePoint Services document library.
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Ken Getz shows you how in his latest column from MSDN Magazine.
Jan Stranik details the sample code and shows you two examples of how it can be enhanced or used to develop additional tools that use the debugger API.

Security for Developers
To build software that meets your security objectives, you must integrate security activities into your software development lifecycle. This handbook captures and summarizes the key security engineering activities that should be an integral part of your software development processes.


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Nationwide's SQL Server 2005-based data warehousing improved its risk management capabilities under the rigorous Basel II Capital Accord.
Tune in to The Voice of Support for timely, informative conversations about how to support Microsoft products. Tell us what you want to hear, send us your thoughts, and give us your ideas for discussion topics.

Researchers at Cambridge University used the business intelligence (BI) capabilities of SQL Server 2005 to prove the importance of J. S. Henslow's work to Darwin's development of his theory of evolution.
AssetLink chose SQL Server 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 to improve its workflow process and reporting capabilities, and to enhance information-sharing capabilities across multiple platforms, applications, and devices.

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Training

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March 27 - 28, Microsoft Virtual Classroom
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This 2-day, instructor-led session gives you a focused, hands-on environment to experience the new features and functionality of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.
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Partner News
This royalty-free version of the DevForce framework allows you to build, deploy, and distribute feature-rich applications.
Perimeter defenses aren't enough. This paper describes best practices and coding tips for producing more secure applications.

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