The Book of Visual Studio .NET surveys each .NET server and related technologies, with a focus on Visual Studio 7 (VS7). Hands-on examples cover building forms, data retrieval, moving to COM+, and implementing web services. Other key issues and solutions include upgrading from Visual Basic, source control services, and remoting.
This book is only a starting point for understanding the .NET suite of technologies, which is
essential for any successful .NET delivery. Once you are finished with this book, you will be
able to relate whatever you are doing to some portion of the .NET framework.
The Book of Visual Studio .NET is for intermediate and advanced developers who want to build scalable, reliable, flexible, and manageable systems using Visual Studio .NET. If you are a developer, an architect, or a manager of a software development team, this book is for you.
You will also find this book helpful if you aspire to become a software architect with an understanding of how the pieces of .NET technology fit together to form a business solution. Finally, while every development manager does not need to understand the details of COM+/Enterprise Services, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, or SOAP/Web Services, an understanding of the issues that are involved in integrating multiple .NET technologies will enable you to better lead your team. You will be better prepared to deal with the complexities of the next wave of software development for both the Internet and the desktop.