Project code named "Jasper"

Beside Project “Astoria” we also announced Project code named “Jasper” at Mix07 last week. Project Codename “Jasper”, aka Dynamic ADO.NET is a set of extensions to the ADO.NET Entity Framework designed to enable iterative (repeated loops) and agile development of powerful, real world data driven applications. Built atop the ADO.NET Entity Framework, Jasper supports rich…

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Update on SQL Server code named "Katmai"

Yesterday at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference 2007 Microsoft announced some more details on the upcoming release of SQL Server, code named “Katmai”. This is the first public disclosure for Katmai. SQL Server code name “Katmai,” the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive data platform that is secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for…

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BIWUG event on Records Management and BI with MOSS 2007

For all the IW enthusiasts: the next BIWUG meeting  is scheduled for Thursday April 26th and will be held @Getronics premises (Genèvestraat 10 – 1140 Evere). The meeting has 2 main themes: Records Management with MOSS 2007 and Business Intelligence with MOSS 2007. The more detailed agenda is as follows: 18u30 – 18u35: Welcome and…

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Interesting links from my unread RSS Feed Items

Due to a busy travel schedule and working on the agenda of Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007, I haven’t been able to read all the posts from the blogs I’m subscribed to. But this week I’ve a couple of days of holidays, which allows me to catch up on “unread” RSS feeds. Here are the…

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Installing Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals RTM

Gert Drapers reports that Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals – codenamed Datadude – has gone RTM and is now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals delivers a market shifting database development product that provides a foundation for managed database evolution through the use of an offline,…

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MSDN Virtual Lab for ISV innovation

As part of the ISV training series, you can take advantage of MSDN Virtual Labs. This series of hands-on labs are hosted by Microsoft—so there’s no need to format hard drives or dedicate computers, and nothing to install. With 35, no-cost lab modules to choose from, you’re sure to find the training you need. Each…

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Microsoft Windows Web Hosting

Last week I noticed this post bink.nu: “Getting Started on Microsoft Windows Web Hosting”. “Microsoft Getting Started on Windows Web Hosting is a subset of the complete Web hosting details found in The Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting version 4.0. In order to help hosters quickly grasp the concepts and obtain practical experience in Windows-based…

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SQL UG Meeting: Advanced Monitoring and Tuning Techniques in SQL Server 2005

Next Thursday – September 14 – the Belgian SQL Server User Group organizes its second evening session. One of Microsoft MCS top SQL Server consultants Dirk Gubbels will cover “Advanced monitoring and tuning techniques in SQL Server 2005”. “SQL 2005 offers a lot of new possibilities to monitor, trace and tune performance related issues. This demo-driven session…

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Getting started with Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

Last week we made available for download CTP5 for the latest addition to Visual Studio Team System: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals. Gert “DataDude” Drapers has posted an exhaustive list of what’s new in this release: What is new in CTP5. If you want to get started yourself with VSTE for Database Professionals,…

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Ineta Live … From Redmond!

The .NET Framework groups are offering two exclusive series of Live Meeting presentations called “Live from Redmond” in partnership with INETA, the organization that helps people create and participate in .NET user groups around the world.  Live from Redmond! is a series presented to you directly by Microsoft product teams, so it’s content directly from…

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