As you may notice the Visual Studio Data (vsdata) blog is evolving. It is great to see more blogs come out from this team (special thanks to our driver PMs: Beth and Yang) and more bloggers, especially developers and testers, contributing to the content. I think this is a great way to communicate with our customers and we do love the feedback.
The team members own a wide range of Visual Studio features mostly around data access technologies. To give you a better idea what these features are, let me list some technologies and tools you can search for that are closely related to us. (Well, this list is what I can think at this moment and not an official list from the team).
Data Sources Window, Data Sources Wizard, Object Data Source, Drag and Drop, Data Binding in Winform/WPF /Silverlight/RIA Service;
ADO.Net, Typed DataSet, Typed DataSet Designer, TableAdapter, Hierarchical Update, N-Tier Design, Linq over Typed DataSet, Entity Framework;
Data Designer Extensibility (DDEX), Server Explorer, Data Explorer, Database Explorer, Connection Dialog, Query Designer, View Designer;
Local Data, Access Database, SQL Server, SQL Server Compact, SQL Server Express, Occasionally Connected Applications, Sync Designer;
WCF, Web Service, ADO.NET Data Service.
The top level MSDN references for accessing data in Visual Studio are here:
VS2010 Beta1 version: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wzabh8c4(VS.100).aspx
VS2008 version http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wzabh8c4.aspx
Well, the team also owns other features like Class Designer, Visual Basic Powerpacks. So don’t be surprised if any member has a post on those topics. J
Again, I appreciate any feedback you may have, especially on our blog contents.