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…

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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…

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Using MARS with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee]

As stated in my previous post, the majority of new features available through SQL Native Client are accessed by connection or statement properties. MARS is about the simplest new feature to use in SQL Server 2005, and possibly the one we’ve all been waiting for the longest, so it’s a good candidate for your first…

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Getting started with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee]

As Acey Bunch explained in April, SQL Native Client meets the needs of developers wanting to take advantage of new features in SQL Server 2005 from ADO, ODBC and OLE DB applications. For those of you who haven’t looked at SQL Native Client yet we now need to start the education process of how to…

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