One of the seven application blocks in Microsoft's new Enterprise Library is dedicated only to security issues: the Cryptography Application Block. See how easily you can implement it in your .NET applications to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.
SQL Server 2005 offers improvements in authentication and authorization, as well as native support for cryptographyfeatures that enable more secure database application design and implementation than previous releases.
Because of the complex configuration options required to write SQL Server 2005 Notification Services (SQLNS) applications, it can be difficult to get started, but after you've learned the concepts and ideas behind SQLNS, you'll find yourself able to write great applications that are both scalable and extensible using common interfaces.
Microsoft's Enterprise Library is a configurable and extensible software library that consists of seven integrated application blocks. Get a close look at all the goodies inside this powerful package.
The build process inside Visual Studio has been redesigned from scratch in Visual Studio 2005, stripped out from the confines of the IDE, and shipped all on its own as a separate tool called MSBuild. And because MSBuild is part of the .NET Framework 2.0, you can start customizing your own build processes and extend them with user-defined tasks.
The offline functionality provided by smart clients offers a lot of opportunity for developers, but there are numerous implementation approaches. The Smart Client Offline Application Block from Microsoft will disperse the confusion and let you leverage this technology in your own smart clients right away.
Yukon's new XML support features cut out the middleman and allow you to deal with your data directly on the database tier. Learn how to use these features to improve your database app's performance and design.
Microsoft's Web Services Enhancements for .NET (WSE) 2.0 toolkit improves existing specifications such as WS-Security. This article examines its WS-Security improvements and shows how you can upgrade your Web services to WSE 2.0.
Implement secure .NET Web services by digitally signing, encrypting, and adding security credentials to SOAP messages.
The SQLXML Managed Classes enable developers to access SQLXML technology from .NET applications. This article describes some of these classes and how to use them.