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What are these rules doing in this page?

The links below are for SSW Rules and standards that aren't checked and approved to be migrated to the current SSW Rules website .


  1. Rules to Better Websites - Online Transactions [TODO: Ben Cull]
  2. Infrastructure and Networks

  3. Rules to Better Windows 2003 [TODO: Kiki]
  4. Rules to Better ISA Server [TODO: Kiki]
  5. Rules to Better Virtual PCs [TODO: Kiki]
  6. Reporting Solutions

  7. Rules to Better MS SQL Reporting Services [TODO: Mehmet]
  8. Rules to Better Reporting Solutions [TODO: Mehmet]
  9. Rules to Better Business Intelligence [TODO: Mehmet]
  10. .NET/SQL/TFS Code & Application Design

  11. Rules to Better Connection Strings [Moved by Igor]
  12. Rules to Better Regular Expressions [Moved by Igor]
  13. Rules to Better Windows Forms [Moved by Igor]
  14. Rules to Better Large .NET projects [Moved by Igor]
  15. Rules to Better VB6 Migration to .NET [Moved by Igor]
  16. Rules to Better Windows Forms - ClickOnce [TODO: William]
  17. Rules to Better Setups [TODO: Greg]
  18. Rules to Better DotNetNuke [TODO: Greg]
  19. Rules to Better Exchange Server [TODO: Calum]
  20. Rules to Better Command Lines [TODO: Matt]
  21. Access Code & Application Design

  22. Rules to Better Access Applications (front-ends inc. queries) [TODO: Mehmet]
  23. Rules to Upsizing your Access Database to SQL Server [TODO: Mehmet]
  24. Operating Systems

  25. Rules to Better Windows 7 Deployment [TODO: Kiki]
  26. Rules to Better Windows Vista Deployment [TODO: Kiki]
  27. Rules to Better Windows Vista Compatibilities [TODO: Kiki]
  28. Microsoft CRM

  29. Rules to Better Microsoft CRM data synchronization [TODO: Mehmet]
  30. The Best Third Party Tools

  31. Introduction
  32. The Best Tools for .NET (General)
  33. The Best Tools for Web Forms Development
  34. The Best Tools for Web Forms Development (ASP.NET Controls)
  35. The Best Tools for Windows Forms Development
  36. The Best Tools for Windows Forms Development (Controls)
  37. The Best Tools for SQL Server
  38. The Best Tools for Access
  39. The Best Tools for Outlook
  40. The Best Tools for Internet Explorer
  41. The Best Tools for Windows
  42. The Best Tools for Network
  43. The Best Tools for Exchange Server
  44. The Best Tools for Pocket PC
  45. The Best Tools for Laptop
  46. The Best Websites
  47. The Best Tools for Visual Studio
  48. The Best Tools for Team Foundation Server Power Tools
  49. The Best Tools for Windows Mobile
  50. Naming Conventions

  51. SQL Server Object Naming Conventions [TODO: Matt]
  52. SQL Server Index Naming Conventions [TODO: Matt]
  53. SQL Server Relationship Naming Conventions [TODO: Matt]
  54. SQL Server Stored Procedure Naming Conventions [TODO: Matt]
  55. SQL Server Stored Procedure Formatting Standards [TODO: Matt]
  56. .NET Object Naming Conventions [TODO: Matt]
  57. .NET Project Naming [TODO: Matt]
Why do we have all these rules? Read about the Archive , published in CoDe Magazine.
If you find these rules interesting, you might also like to read SSW's Ideas for Better Software .
This is a great guide to follow when doing software (and specifically .NET) development. Very useful stuff! Scott Guthrie
General Manager, Microsoft Developer Division
If you havent had the pleasure of seeing Adam present, have a listen to the recent .NET Rocks! in which Adam talks to Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell and shares with them his rules. Frank Arrigo - Microsoft
It's a great DNR episode and it gives some great insight into why Adam is able to run such a tight development ship. Chris Auld

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