What’s New in the SP1 Beta for LINQ to SQL?

Monday we announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework SP1 Beta releases, and now you’re probably wondering… well what’s changed in LINQ to SQL? Here goes…

Across the LINQ to SQL we have made numerous bug fixes, better SQL translation for queries comparing nullable columns in Visual Basic, and support both in the runtime and the designer for SQL Server 2008.

New SQL Server 2008 Support includes:

  • Support for connecting to SQL Server 2008 databases in Server Explorer
  • Drag & drop tables in SQL Server 2008 databases from Server Explorer
  • Support for the following new types: Date, Time, DateTime2, DateTimeOffset, Filestream

– the ADO.NET Team