Web Resources
 
Get a handle on your code by preventing deadlocks, getting better profiling, and lots more.
 

 
 
 
Learn how to create a custom site definition for Windows SharePoint Services and how it works internally. Discover how CAML defines the structure of lists and views.
 
 
Examine how integration of Small Business Accounting 2006 with Access 2003 can benefit ISVs, particularly the Access developers designing solutions for the small business market.
 
 
April 5, 10:00 A.M. Pacific time
Windows SideShow, a feature new to Windows Vista, provides users with quick access to data even when their computers are turned off. Learn the basics of creating an application using the set of APIs that allow applications to easily send data to Windows Sideshow devices.
 
 
Understand the process for configuring multiple users for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 SP2 running on a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network.
 
 
Windows Workflow Foundation provides a .NET Framework for embedding workflows in your applications. Israel Hilerio explains the configuration you need to host the workflow runtime in your applications and create long running workflows with persistence, tracking, communications, and event handling.
 
 

Security for Developers
 
InfoCard wraps up the who of who you are while keeping your private information private. It may well revolutionize business on the Web.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Product-Related Downloads
 
Today, Microsoft announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition will become available as a free download. Want to learn more about Virtual Server or want to try it out? Get your production-ready copy today.
 
 
 
 

Case Studies, KB Articles, & How-tos
 
1-800 CONTACTS, the leading contact lens provider in the world, created a new data warehouse using SQL Server 2005 Integration Services to define business rules for data that help create consistent, clear business intelligence to help guide the growing company.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
To analyze data from parts sales, vehicle sales, and other information, Hyundai Motor Company is deploying a business intelligence data warehouse using SQL Server 2005. Hyundai anticipates the data warehouse will help it to reduce warranty costs by millions of dollars.
 
 
By using Visual Studio 2005, Pivotal ensures that its applications are easy to customize for companies with unique business processes, can be integrated with partners and the supply chain, and are deployable across a range of platforms, applications, and devices.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Training
 
Get free or discounted Visual Studio 2005 courses from Microsoft E-Learning. Topics include Windows Forms, Web applications, Data Access, and Visual Studio Team System. Each lesson is self-paced and includes hands-on virtual labs and offline functionality.
 

 
 
Hot off the Press! New Books from Microsoft Press
 
Visit any Borders store through April 24 to save 40 percent off select new developer and IT pro titles from Microsoft Press.
 
 
Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions are offering special deals on training and certification. But they won't last long. Find special offers today.
 
 

Partner News
 
Free Compuware white paper - Continuous Integrated Testing (CIT) reduces test cycles, cuts costs, and delivers quality Microsoft applications.
 

International Events
 
Through May, worldwide
Microsoft and Intel's joint 64-Bit Computing Advantage migration program is tailored to the ISV technical community. This free and comprehensive program includes a worldwide series of 3-day migration labs, with concentrated follow-up and ongoing technical support.
 
 
Through 30 June
Microsoft offers you a free second chance at any Microsoft IT Pro, Developer, Academic or Microsoft Dynamics exam if you fail your first.
 
 
April 4, London, U.K.
We're bringing our top developers and data connectivity experts back for more education and discussion. It's free, but space is limited. Register now.
 
 
24 - 27 April, Nice, France
Get four conferences for the price of one and experience the latest on ASP.NET, Visual Studio, SQL Server 2005, and Exchange from Microsoft and industry experts.
 
 
24 - 27 April, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Check out VSLive!, a conference for developers using Microsoft technologies - a full day presented by Microsoft, as well as SQL Live, ASP Live and Smart Client Live tracks.
 
 
8 - 12 May, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Check out this conference, jam-packed with advanced developer sessions on the latest versions of Microsoft products. This year, we have 68 .NET sessions and 34 SQL sessions. DevTeach 2006 is the training you can't get any other way. The session schedule is now available.
 
 
9 - 11 May, Oslo, Norway
Meet the architects behind Microsoft's patterns & practices, and explore Microsoft's recommendations for .NET application architecture and development.
 
 
15 - 19 May, Munich, Germany
In this 5-day, bring-your-own-notebook course, Juval Lowy covers advanced .NET 2.0 programming, design guidelines, best practices, pitfalls, original techniques, and breakthroughs. Topics include advanced C#, C# 2.0, multithreading, advanced serialization, transactions, .NET security, and an introduction to WCF.