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Learn techniques to create Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web content management (WCM) sites that are optimized for search engines, and what to avoid to help improve search ratings.

Microsoft has put together a rich ecosystem of tools that address the needs of multi-core and cluster programmers. Take a quick tour of Microsoft Visual Studio and some of its partner tools.

Check out this overview of what is required to develop for Windows Mobile Devices, which tools you need for developing Windows Mobile-based applications and communities available for Windows Mobile developers.

This article, the first in a series of two, describes the Open XML object model code that you can use to access and manipulate Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 files.

This article provides an introduction to the important concepts and step-by-step instructions to create and customize reports for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS).

Create a Windows Forms application that has the ability to view and filter the entries in the Enterprise Search crawl log.

Learn to use Enterprise Search property filters to narrow the focus of keyword searches in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

To access an instance of SQL Server through a firewall, you must configure the firewall on the computer that is running SQL Server to allow access. This topic discusses how to configure the Windows firewall, but the basic principles apply to other firewall programs.

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Web Resources

We asked a dozen IT Pros and Developers to use our Live-powered MSDN and TechNet search as their default for Microsoft-related searches for 12 days. The goal was to see if technical pros think that our search is now more efficient to use than Google or when doing technical searches. Everyone involved learned something that helped them get more out of their search queries. Read our blog post that summarizes the positive results and collects quotes from the participants with pointers to their blog posts.

Security for Developers

Our experiences with the SDL over the last 5 years have taught us that you need to consider security and privacy (but remember, you have to ship too!) very early in the design phase and have a consistent end-to-end process if you truly hope to reduce vulnerabilities and create more-secure software.


Due to popular demand, Microsoft is extending the Second Shot offer. Get a second chance at no cost to pass your Microsoft certification exam if you don't pass the first time.

Discover the best practices for writing secure code and stopping malicious hackers in their tracks - direct from the top security experts at Microsoft! Through August 27, you can download the e-book of Writing Secure Code, Second Edition for free. This offer requires a valid Windows Live ID and the access code 7234-N4E8-4995. Download the e-book today.

Take select Windows Server 2008 courses and get the Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition free. Offer available through December 31 or while supplies last.

Case Studies

Nexvisionix credits the integration of the Microsoft Application Platform, including Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, with helping it reduce development time by 50 percent.

Washington created its HAVA-compliant solution using the Microsoft Application Platform, including SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio Team System. Washington was one of the few states to complete its solution on time, and it cost a fraction of what other, similarly sized states deployed.

Garanti Technology created an ERP solution linking automotive dealers, parts suppliers, and other key partners using the Microsoft Application Platform.

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Watch Telerik TV series and learn from the experience of other developers. Telerik customers demonstrate their experience with Telerik products.

Scale Visual WebGui "Web-like desktop" applications over a Web farm. Download the VWG Scalable Server extension for free, and join the VWG beta-tester group.

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