SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 RTM!

Yes, we have done it! SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 are now released to manufacturing. What this means that we are done with both the products, you can even download the official bits if you have MSDN subscription. More information can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ . The official launch of these products will…


SqlDependency changes for RTM

I just posted a blog on our team webpage on the changes in new SqlDependency feature from Beta 2 to RTM. There have been a lot of changes since we shipped in Beta 2. Do let us  know what you think of the new changes. We are looking forward to hear about this.


See you at PDC05!

I am here at PDC05, LA represeting the SQL Server team as part of staffing the product pavillion. There is just one word to sum up the level of excitment/ enthusiasm that I feel in the air – WOW! And I have been told that its just starting, with more people coming in for the main event that…


ConnectionStringBuilder in ADO.Net v2.0 – a Primer

Do you want to know more about ConnectionStringBuilder feature in ADO.Net v2.0? If yes, then look up our team site where I posted a short introduction.


Our team blog is Online

The team in which I work is called DataWorks. I am excited to announce that we as a team have our own Web Log at http://blogs.msdn.com/dataaccess. Check out the message from our PUM (Product Unit Manager) – Alyssa.  Via this blog, we look forward to get feedback from you for the components we release.  Check it out! 


Getting Notifications to Work.

With good things said about Notification in my previous blog, I will like to take a step further to walk you through some  common issues in setting up this feature. We would need to undestand how notifications internally work to track some of these issues. Lets start with the SqlDependency object. When we create a…