New CTPs of .NET Framework 3.5, Acropolis, and ADO.NET Entity Framework

This week brought a host of new CTPs (Community Technology Previews) to the MSDN Download Center: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 June 2007 CTP download .NET Framework 3.5 builds incrementally on the new features added in .NET Framework 3.0, for example, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows CardSpace….

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SqlConnectionStringBuilder

[Perhaps old news for some, but I’ve found there’s enough people I’ve bumped into who haven’t heard of this to make it worth mentioning.] In ADO.NET 2.0, there is a new class, SqlConnectionStringBuilder that can both create a connection string from strongly-typed properties or parse properties from an existing connection string.  It inherits from the base…

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