Special Section: ASP.NET 2.0
Dundas Software has officially launched Dundas Map for .NET - available for ASP.NET with AJAX support and Windows Forms.
Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 can help you create rich and dynamic Web applications with fewer lines of code. Join us for this series of webcasts to learn about the improvements in ASP.NET 2.0 and how you can use ASP.NET 2.0 to create faster, more secure Web applications.

Special Section: .NET Framework 3.0
This month's issue includes a sneak peek inside the .NET Framework 3.0, Windows Vista features in depth, putting peer-to-peer to work for you, and much more.
Coming to a city near you in October
Taught by three industry experts, Dr. Dobb's .NET 3.0 Roadshow is your best source of training on this brand-new technology.
October - December, nationwide
This series of free events includes the session "Windows Workflow Foundation Exposed," detailing one of the pillars of the .NET Framework 3.0. Attendees receive a DVD including the .NET Framework 3.0 CTP and Visual Studio "Orcas" development tools for .NET 3.0 CTP.
16 - 20 October, Bad Ems, Germany
This 5-day workshop, designed for experienced .NET developers, offers an intensive introduction in .NET Framework 3.0 that will allow you to successfully build your own applications. Learn from our experience with an early-adapter project.

MSDN Subscribers Only
Coming soon in your October 2006 shipment*:
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition (English)
Microsoft Compute Cluster Pack (English)
Microsoft Compute Cluster Pack SDK (English)
Microsoft Compute Cluster Pack SDK x64 Edition (English)
Microsoft Connected Services Framework 3.0 Order Handling Standard Business Event Server (English)
Microsoft Connected Services Framework 3.0 Billing Standard Business Event Server (English)
Microsoft Connected Services Framework 3.0 Server (English)
Systems Management Server 2003 R2 (English)
*Please note that your actual shipment contents depend upon your subscription type.

Web Resources
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Rory Blyth shows how to create a simple SQL Server Mobile-based Pocket PC application.
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Rory Blyth shows how to perform data synchronization between a Pocket PC and SQL Server using RDA (Remote Data Access).
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By deploying Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System, the Microsoft OEM Division's IT Center of Excellence enjoys a fully-integrated software development platform, realizes substantial, measurable savings, and is able to focus more on developing and delivering quality software, and less on project administrative tasks.
October 5 - December 14
12 cities nationwide
Preview the powerful new features of the 2007 Microsoft Office system in an instructor-led, demo-driven environment. Learn how to create customizable solutions that address real-world business problems. Plus, enter to win a grand prize.
We want to help you take advantage of the upcoming release of Windows Vista by assisting you in developing and delivering Windows Vista-compatible software faster, more cost-effectively, and with greater impact than ever before.
Learn about support for the HTML and Cascading Style Sheets specification provided by Word 2007 and Outlook 2007.
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Learn to install and use the HTML and CSS Validator.
Learn about the new Theme feature in Visio 2007, how it works, and the implications of themes for shape design.
Take a look at the new features of interest to developers in Visio 2007 and learn how to use them.
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Get a description of the new objects and members of the Visio VBA object model, and newly deprecated existing members. This article also lists and describes new ShapeSheet cells and functions.

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This software development kit (SDK) provides programming references and how-to topics for getting started with the standard map control for Virtual Earth. You can use this control to build your own Web sites that use Virtual Earth maps.

Learn how to build and host Web Services for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Mobile Service (Beta 2).
Download a preview of the architectural underpinnings, the latest enhancements for developers, and code samples to get you started building custom applications and solutions.
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Case Studies, KB Articles, & How-tos
Computer Associates International (CA) is porting many of its products to SQL Server 2005 to optimize the performance and minimize the cost of IT systems for enterprises of all sizes.

To receive an advanced level of accreditation for the international Basel II risk management accord, ASB Bank built a risk management data mart on SQL Server 2005. The bank was able to quickly meet requirements, ensure the integrity of business processes and data, and reduce losses.
After upgrading to SQL Server 2005, Townsend Analytics, Ltd. saw an immediate gain in performance compared to SQL Server 2000. The 1-terabyte, single-instance database supports 90 million equity quotes per day, with peak volumes well over 60,000 quotes per second.

.NET Framework KB Articles
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SQL Server KB Articles
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Training
Learn how to perform asynchronous tasks using multi-threading, build and consume simple XML Web services, and more.

Increase your knowledge about advanced security, scalable data management, debugging, and other techniques using Microsoft .NET technologies. Courses include instructions, samples, hands-on labs, and access to instructors and peers via a private forum.
Take your SQL development skills to a new level with these Microsoft E-Learning courses, free for a limited time.
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Keep your Visual Studio 2005 skills up to date with special offers on hands-on training from a Microsoft Certified Training Partner.
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Keep your SQL Server 2005 skills up to date with special offers on hands-on training from a Microsoft Certified Training Partner.
Be one of the first 300 ISVs to register and view all seven Windows Vista on-demand Web seminars between August 1 and September 30, and we'll send you a Windows Vista T-shirt and duffle bag. What's more, everyone who completes the series will be entered to win a Creative Labs Zen Vision:M 30GB MP3 player. Get them while they're hot and register today.
Virtual labs provide a great opportunity to explore the latest Microsoft software and platforms in a no-fuss environment. There's no cost, and nothing to install or format. With several SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and Business Intelligence Upgrade lab modules, you'll learn how to make the most of these innovative technologies.

Partner News
Get up and running rapidly with agile development with this free, 5-user license of VersionOne's .NET-based "V1: Agile Team".

Develop requirements, organize, and populate Team System with new MindjetRequirementsManager. Bi-directional link between MindManager and Team System simplifies work item management.
The new AQtime v5 finds bottlenecks and leaks in .NET and unmanaged code. Download the free trial.
The Digipede Network is grid computing software for Windows. Developer Edition provides a .NET API for increasing application scalability and performance.
September 26, Emeryville, CA
Attend this free, one-day seminar. Space is limited - please pre-register.

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International Events
You and your favorite charity have a chance to win a share of over US$160,000 in awards. Submit your application by 1 October.
30 October - 3 November, Mallorca, Spain
IDesign and newtelligence AG present five intense days of WCF programming, design guidelines, pitfalls, original techniques, and best practices. Become not just an WCF expert, but also a better software engineer.
16 - 20 October, Bad Ems, Germany
This 5-day workshop, designed for experienced .NET developers, offers an intensive introduction in .NET Framework 3.0 that will allow you to successfully build your own applications. Learn from our experience with an early-adapter project.
7 - 10 November, Barcelona, Spain
These four days will take you months ahead of the game. Get deep-dive technical training, information, and community resources to give you the edge you need to keep up with the latest development trends.