Fix to blank LightSwitch app bug with Visual Studio 2012

I needed to populate a database I’m designing with some test data and thought to myself “LightSwitch will be ideal to knock out some screens”. One hour later I got a LightSwitch screen to actually display! Until then all I … Continue reading →

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Great FREE SQL Server 2012 webinars for UK partners in Nov to March

Microsoft UK has pulled together a great set of on-demand and live webinars to help you get to grips with SQL Server 2012. Enjoy! NB: You will need to be a registered partner on the Microsoft Partner Network to take … Continue reading →

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Universal ASP.NET Providers??? Getting SQL Azure to handle your Session State

While pulling together this post on the August release of the Windows Azure Tools I noted that the ASP.NET MVC 3 template included “the new universal ASP.Net providers that support SQL Azure”. Which made me pause and think … “What … Continue reading →

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No OLEDB support in SQL Server post Denali

The next release of Microsoft SQL Server, codename “Denali”, will be the last release to support OLE DB. OLE DB will be supported for 7 years from launch, the life of Denali support, to allow you a large window of … Continue reading →

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