Quick update re: Data Access blog.

We’re putting this blog (Data Access blog) into suspended animation. That doesn’t mean we will stop blogging about ADO.NET and data access stuff, or that we’ll take down published posts or comments here – it’s just means we’ll carry on blogging about ADO.NET (current and future releases including info on ADO.NET Entity Framework, EDM, LINQ…


ADO.NET and SQL Server Everywhere

Steve Lasker has posted a screencast / video over on Channel 9 providing an overview on the various ADO.NET programming options available for SQL Server Everywhere, including an updateable resultset (SqlCeResultSet). While on the subject, check out the new SQL Server Everywhere team blog and info on the SQL Server Everywhere CTP. Steve’s SQL Server (three s’) Everywhere…


What I Wish Developers Knew About ‘x’ in / for SQL Server 2005 (webcasts)

Database Journal has a good list of some upcoming SQL Server related live webcasts scheduled for July (on MSDN and TechNet): Some that should be of interest for developers using ADO.NET: What I Wish Developers Knew About Writing Queries in SQL Server 2005 What I Wish Developers Knew About Writing Applications for SQL Server 2005…


ADO.NET vNext – feedback so far

Since announcing our ADO.NET vNext plans at TechEd last week, the team has been on the lookout for your feedback on where we heading with the next release. This post is a round up of some of the comments / feedback we’ve heard. It’s certainly not all of it, but should give you a flavor…


ADO.NET vNext screencast

Hi – I’m Shyam Pather, Development Lead on the ADO.NET vNext team. I’m incredibly excited to share some demos of ADO.NET vNext in action. By now, many of you may have read the whitepapers and blog entries describing the new features. In this pair of screencasts (Part 1 and Part 2) you’ll be able to see…


ADO.NET vNext: The Entity Framework, LINQ and more

Once you are done with shipping large products such as SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 you’d expect to have a quiet time for a while, slow down a bit, that kind of stuff… Turns out that it wasn’t the case this time. Right after SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 were ready…


Data Access with Visual Basic 2005 (Webcast)

Register to watch this: MSDN Webcast: Data Access with Visual Basic 2005 (Level 200) Start Time:   Wednesday, April 12, 2006 9:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)  End Time:   Wednesday, April 12, 2006 10:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)    Description:   This webcast, part of the “Visual Basic 2005 Today” series, explores the…


We love customers like David Hayden!

We love customers like David Hayden! David has been spending time at the MSDN Forums (in particular the .NET Framework Data Access forum) helping out those who’ve got stuck and blogging a bunch of ADO.NET 2.0 stuff. Here’s a list of David’s helpful ADO.NET 2.0 articles and free tutorials: GetSchema and DbProviderFactories – List of…


ADO.NET Versions and Indexing

Julia Lerman over at DevSource posted this quick article: “Someone asked me about ADO.NET indexing which encouraged me to write about some of the amazing performance tests I have done comparing VS2003 and VS2005’s DataTable indexing.”


Developers! – Express contest – win $10K

A new worldwide contest for developers has been launched by the folks at Visual Studio Express and SQL Server Express. Here’s how it goes: you think of something cool using Visual Studio Express and SQL Server Express. It could be desktop app, a web app, a mobile app, whatever.  Then you submit your cool idea here. Once the…