Visual Studio .NET 2003 provides developers with powerful tools and servers for rapidly building XML Web services and enterprise applications. Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer builds on the power of Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional by including additional capabilities for enterprise development teams building mission-critical applications that target any device and integrate with any platform.Developers using Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer will benefit from a productive team development environment, the ability to build scalable and secure XML Web services and applications, a scalable, dependable platform for distributed applications.Development teams can safely version and share source code and documentation using Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. Development guidelines and best practices can be shared across development teams using XML-based Template Description Language and Enterprise Template projects. Development teams can analyze performance and scalability of XML Web services and applications using Application Center Test (ACT). Rapidly build, test, and deploy scalable and reliable enterprise applications that harness the power of servers, including full-featured developer versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server. Visually build server-side and database components using Server Explorer, Component Designer, and Visual Database Tools. Use the new Web Services Development Kit (WSDK) to support several core Web service scenarios, including message-based security (WS-Security). Create secure, reliable, high-performance applications using the Visual Studio .NET 2003 integrated development environment (IDE) and the Windows Server 2003 programming model. Choose from a broad range of integrated third-party tools.While Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect provides the tools for software architects to create sound architectural guidance for development teams, Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer enables developers to build on these best practices and use this architectural guidance for building dependable enterprise applications. This guidance is provided in the form of enterprise templates and corresponding application policies.Enterprise templates provide an innovative set of services and features for providing architectural guidance within the Visual Studio .NET IDE. Using XML-based Template Description Language and Enterprise Template projects, you can leverage previous experiences for defining development guidance and policies that can be easily used by developers building applications. Instead of being limited to documentation, this guidance takes the form of architectural blueprints, reusable components, and policies or instructions for building applications using Visual Studio .NET 2003 that can be tailored to the specific needs of your organization.Visual Studio .NET 2003 enables seamless creation and consumption of XML Web services for building and integrating enterprise-class applications on any platform or device.Rapidly build, test, and deploy scalable and reliable enterprise applications that harness the power of servers. Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer includes full-featured developer versions of Windows Server 2003, SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Commerce Server, and Microsoft Host Integration Server, making it easier to build and test robust applications prior to deployment.Server-based development is also simplified with Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer. Use the ultimate developer toolset - which includes visual designers for Windows, the Web, data, and server-based components - to accomplish tasks more efficiently than ever before. Use Server Explorer and Visual Component Designer to build components quickly and easily. Server Explorer provides easier access to databases, mail servers, system resources, event logs, message queues, performance counters, and reporting services - all within the Visual Studio .NET 2003 environment. The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Server Explorer component provides a simple and consistent programming model to query and develop against a rich set of system resources. The Visual Database Tools make it easier to work directly with data in any database. Visually create queries and work with stored procedures, indexes, triggers, and user-defined functions in SQL Server or Oracle databases, and take advantage of the new .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle to provide faster access to data stored in Oracle databases.Finally, take advantage of comprehensive reference applications built by Microsoft that include design documentation to jump-start your efforts in building scalable and secure enterprise-class applications.