Connecting to Pre-Release Versions of SQL Server 2008 – Part Deux

Since posting on the topic of design-time and runtime connectivity to pre-release versions of SQL Server 2008 on the Data blog in November, the set of affected clients (applications, runtimes, and operating systems) have been officially released: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5, Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Windows 2008. Runtime… Read more

VSLive Keynote – San Francisco

 Britt Johnston, Director, Data Programmability at Microsoft gave a Keynote speech this morning at VSLive in San Francisco. In his presentation, Britt spoke largely about the idea of Conceptual Data Programming and Microsoft’s vision for Data Access, raising the level of abstraction around data access to allow developers to be more productive and allow us to write less code.                  … Read more

Data Access Virtual Labs

MSDN Virtual Labs allows customers to quickly evaluate or learn how to build applications through a series of guided, hands-on labs which can be completed in 90 minutes or less. The best part is, the MSDN Virtual Labs do not require any installation and are available to customers immediately for free. The MSDN Data Access… Read more