Four tools that have managed to stay on my machine into October

I have just finished my regular clean out of tools that I have installed and which have not passed the “Am I still using it 1 month on?” test. The four that remain are: PPTFlex – which gives you a completely different paradigm for delivering a presentation – taking you away from a linear delivery….


Links for QBS Event Wed 24th September

  Apologies to those who attended last week. I did promise to put up a blog post with all my links. Hopefully you got most of them from my previous blogs on a similar event we held on the 17th and from a related session I did a ReMix UK. The missing link is this…


Links for Remix session on Entity Framework, 19th Sept

All of the links I showed are included in a session I did last week for QBS except the following: Dynamic Data Entity Framework Workaround – this allows ADO.NET Entity Framework to better work with ASP.NET Dynamic Data ADO.NET Entity Framework Extensions – this allows ADO.NET Entity Framework to better work with stored procedures Entity…


Links for QBS Event Wed 17th Sept

As promised, the links from my session today on the new data stuff on 3.5 and 3.5 SP1. Thanks for listening. General ADO.NET Team Blog Mike in our team ( search Entity or LINQ ) Data Platform Developer Centre Datasets  LINQ LINQPad ADO.NET Entity Framework EF Dev Manager FAQ…


A few rough edges in our shiny new Data stack

We have a rather impressive set of new technologies for working with data – LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Entities, Data Services, ASP.NET Dynamic Data etc. What I am finding is… they don’t all get on with each other as well as you might have thought. My current battle is using ADO.NET Data Services…


RemixUK next week – I have a session on ASP.NET and the Entity Framework

Mike who owns the dev track at Remix has unfortunately lost a speaker and I have offered to help – and to my surprise he said yes. The slight challenge being that I am very light on Silverlight and whilst I was once quite heavily into ASP.NET (back in the 1.0 days) I haven’t done…


LINQ Overview concept map #2

Just started the day with a swift play with my original concept map.


My first concept map – LINQ overview

Well – my first using a tool inspired by Udi. Took…maybe 5 minutes. Very sweet. Clearly this could be exploded out into much more detail – but I have real work to do 🙂


Microsoft Sync Framework released

Ok – I will be honest, I forgot it hadn’t actually released (It is tough keeping on top of the staggered releases we have at the moment!) This is a shameful cut and paste from Microsoft Sync Framework includes the latest version of Sync Services for ADO.NET.  A great deal of work has gone…


PHP driver for SQL Server 2005 Released

Whoops – I nearly missed this one. I previously mentioned our more friendly approach to PHP back in Nov 2007.The good news is we have made version 1.0 of the PHP driver available for download.  We have also posted the source code for our driver to Microsoft’s CodePlex site. Interesting that we posted the source…