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Mobile WCF: Write an IM App with the .NET Compact Framework

The .NET Compact Framework 3.5 provides a subset of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) functionality that you can harness to communicate between Windows Mobile devices and desktop PCs. We'll show you how. Andrew Arnott

IIS 7.0: Build Web Server Solutions with End-To-End Extensibility

Mike Volodarsky demonstrates the IIS 7.0 extensibility model by extending the Response Modification into a configurable Web server module and a custom management page for IIS Manager. Mike Volodarsky

VSTO 3.0: Developing Office Business Apps with Visual Studio 2008

With custom form regions in Outlook you can pull in data from designated data sources and truly customize your users' Outlook 2007 experience. Steve Fox

Unit Testing: Apply Test-Driven Development to your Database Projects

Jamie Laflen extols the benefits of TDD when applied to database development—and supplies some useful techniques along the way. Jamie Laflen

F# Primer: Use Functional Programming Techniques in the .NET Framework

Here we introduce you to some of the concepts behind the new F# language, which combines elements of functional and object-oriented .NET languages. We then help you get started writing some simple programs. Ted Neward

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Editor's Note: A Large Release Wave is Headed your Way

This month Howard Dierking discusses the coverage of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008.Howard Dierking

Toolbox: SQL Code Completion, Subversion Tools, Agile Development, and more

This month: help writing SQL code, modeling your database with SubSonic, and a review of Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams.James Avery

Cutting Edge: Modal Dialog Boxes with AJAX

This month Dino Esposito shows you how to get Windows-style modal dialog boxes for your Web applications thanks to the Ajax Control Toolkit and some clever coding.Dino Esposito

Test Run: Custom Test Automation with Team System

In this month's column Dr. James McCaffrey describes some of the ways you can use the Visual Studio 2005 Team System to manage custom software test automation.Dr. James McCaffrey

Wicked Code: Silverlight Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

: Jeff Prosise presents great tips for Silverlight development, which while it's gaining wide adoption, still needs more documentation and best practices so developers can make the most of the dazzling new features.Jeff Prosise

Service Station: Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition

Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition is a collection of resources for modeling and building Web services for Windows Communication Foundation and ASMX.Gerardo de Geest and Gerben van Loon

Foundations: Workflow Services

With the NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation can now truly be integrated with Windows Communication Foundation. This column describes how the integration works and how to make use of it effectively.Matt Milner

Windows with C++: Windows Services Enhancements

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 bring some significant changes that make it simpler to produce services that are more secure and responsive.Kenny Kerr

Team System: Check-in Notes and Policies

Learn how to add check-in notes and check-in policy support to a Word add-in, in this fifth and final installment of an ongoing discussion.Brian A. Randell

{ End Bracket }: The Digital Declaration of Independence

Bill Hill discusses his Digital Declaration of Independence.Bill Hill