written using the latest versions of
Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft
SQL Server. It's the first application
to efficiently utilize the strengths
of these tools.
also compatible with SQL Server Express
Editions for smaller companies that
don't require or can't yet afford the
full suite of SQL Server features.
Newer versions of VisionCore are
starting to use Windows Communication
Foundation (WCF), Entity Framework 4
(EF), WCF RIA Services along with Silverlight
4.0 and the .NET Framework 4.0.
architecture makes programming more
efficient in the software. Many changes
can be made universally by changing
a single section of source code. Additionally,
a strict set of coding "best practices"
has been adhered to throughout the development
of VisionCore so coding styles are consistent
and organized. The organization of functions
within the code makes them easy for
us to build on.
and N-Tier Architecture
has a lot more power "under the hood"
than you can see on the surface. The
n-Tier Architecture means that you can
split the computing workload between
more that 2 layers of computers (i.e.
Client/Server). This reduces the workload
on the server, meaning faster performance
and more flexibility in configuring
has the advantage of running on the
most popular and robust database platform
available: SQL Server. This means your
data capacity is only limited by your
hard drive space. SQL Server keeps your
data secure and organized so that VisionCore
and any other application tied into
your database will operate smoothly
and without bottlenecks.
Server also includes many new database
management tools that will make day-to-day
maintenance of your server easier and
more automated. The security is also
improved so your data will be safer
than ever before.
Many people have
been able to eliminate tedious activities
like mailing, faxing and data entry
on a daily basis by utilizing Web services
to receive PO's, send Orders, share
information with customers and provide
human resources tools. Excitement is
growing as managers see the significant
labor savings they can realize through
the use of Web services. The power of
these tools will continue to grow as
people use more and more devices like
PDA's, cell phones and media devices
become part of the average businessperson's
If you've ever sent
an Instant Message or seen a live online
demo, you've already experienced a small
taste of what Web services can do for
you. These collaborative tools are just
the tip of the iceberg of how Web services
can make your business easier to run.