SQL Server Compact Edition RC1 Released


At Tech Ed EMEA today SQL Server Compact Edition RC1, formerly known as Everywhere edition, was announced for general availability. The direct download page is at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=85E0C3CE-3FA1-453A-8CE9-AF6CA20946C3&displaylang=en, but I encourage you to check out the main page for Compact Edition at: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/compact  The page will have links to a comparison between Compact and Express edition as well as other related links.


As noted in my previous blog post, this is basically the released product, with one minor change, the name <g>.  Because the product is localized in aprox 20 different languages, it will take the team a few weeks to finalize the RTM version.  The final release will be before the end of the year. 
This release includes updates to the Visual Studio tools. 
Why release the RC if the final build is only a few weeks away?
Because we continually hear from customers they want it now.  Rather than wait a few weeks for the same product we already have, we decided to give users an update since the June CTP.  This allows developers who can finish their apps in a few weeks to get a jump start. 


Steve


 


Comments (10)

  1. We have arrived! Well, after much speculation and conjecture, we’ve arrived at one of those big product

  2. This is what was formerly known as SQL Server Everywhere. If you need a lighweight database for your

  3. Yesterday during the keynotes of ASP.NET Connections (Las Vegas) and TechEd: Developers (Barcelona) Microsoft

  4. On the way back from a week of vacation in Europe after Teched Barcelona I finished Rainbows End . In

  5. This is what was formerly known as SQL Server Everywhere. If you need a lightweight database for your

  6. Steve,

    I put this message in the newsgroup, but thought I’d add it here, too, because it’s very strange behavior for an installer:

    We’re attempting to install SQLce RC1 on Vista Ultimate (RTM) running under Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1(1.1.531.0 EE R2 SP1) as Administrator. SQLServerEv31-EN.msi creates the Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server Everywhere Editonv3.1 folder but only adds the System.Data.SqlServerCe.xml file.

    None of the sqlce??30.dll runtime files or the System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll file appear in the …v3.1 folder. However, the 3.1 version of System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll appears to install because 1) it’s in the GAC and 2) the [DataDirectory] macro works in a connection string.

    We’ve tried installing with or without UAC to no avail. There’s no problem running SQLServerEv31-EN.msi on a "concrete" Vista Ultimate instance running on an ordinary partition. All files are present and accounted for.

    1. Have you seen this problem?

    2. Will Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 be a supported platform?

    Thanks in advance,

    –rj

  7. Bob Li says:

    SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition 之前叫 SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition,是 SQL Server 2005 Mobile 的最新版本,版本号 V3.1,扩展了对平板机和桌面平台的支持。

  8. markovich says:

    one of the sqlce??30.dll runtime files or the System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll file appear in the …v3.1 folder. However, the 3.1 version of System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll appears to install because 1) it’s in the GAC and 2) the [DataDirectory] macro works in a connection string.