Announcing Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux

Our Principal Group Program Manager Raghu Ram make an announcement about “Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux” in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jdbcteam/archive/2011/10/13/announcing-microsoft-sql-server-odbc-driver-for-linux.aspx

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Access Database Engine 2010 Service Pack 1 released

If you’ve read my previous blog post “Accessing Excel files on a x64 machine” and you loved our ACE OLEDB Provider, I want to let you know that we released “Access Database Engine 2010 Service Pack 1“. This update is also available in Windows Update. That means if you’ve already installed Access Database Engine 2010 and…

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REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG (0x80040154), E_POINTER (0x80004003), E_NOINTERFACE (0x80004002), Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘ADODB.Connection’ error codes/messages

If you’ve compiled/re-compiled an ADO application on a Windows 7 Service Pack 1-based computer and the app does not run on down-level operating systems with the any of the error messages below, please see our new KB article published today (16th of March, 2011) : Error message 1 REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG (0x80040154) Error message 2 E_POINTER (0x80004003)…

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.NET 4.0 update (4.0.30319.225)

Our RTM build number of .NET Framework 4.0 is 4.0.30319.1 . After appyling “Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1” to your Visual Studio 2010, you will see that some DLLs in your .NET 4.0 upgraded from 4.0.30319.1 to 4.0.30319.225 . For example check your C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\clr.dll’s version (for x64 machines) or C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319 (for x86 machines) by…

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Download Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server 4.0 CTP! (Community Technology Preview)

Though this CTP release is released on 14th of January, 2011, I noticed that I forgot adding my blog. In case if you haven’t noticed that it’s available already and want to “play” with the 4.0 CTP please download it from here. This technology preview of the JDBC driver added support for Denali. Main features which are…

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Why do you see grayed out GenerateDBDirectMethods checkbox in “TableAdapter Configuration Wizard”

In Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010, you’ve started developing your Data project and let’s say you’re designing your DataSets through Visual Studio’s nice DataSet Designer just by drag/dropping your entities (tables, views) into the designer , from “Server Explorer” that you connected to your SQL Server . If your entity is a “Table”…

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