Debugging with Local Database File

Most of the time, your business application needs to deal with data stored in a database. Sometimes the database is on a remote server, while sometimes it is a local database file (SQL Server Compact database file, SQL Server Express database file, or Microsoft Access database file). One of the frequently asked questions about debugging…


SSEUtil RTM version is now available (by yag)

For all you developers who love the command line, or want an easy way to perform simple administration functions on SQL Server 2005, you can now download the SQL Server Express Utility. Among its capabilities, you can: Connect to the main instance or user-instance of SQL Server. Create/Attach/Detach/List databases on the server. Upgrade database files…

Global launch events (by yag)

I’ll be in San Francisco at the November 7th launch event for Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk 2006. If you are there, please stop by and say hello. I’ll be hanging out at the Visual Studio area. If you can’t make it, we’ll be having global launch events over the next few…

New SQL Server Editions (by yag)

I’m a few days late posting this, but I wanted to point y’all to Tom’s article on the new set of SKUs for SQL Server – including the new Workgroup Edition which is even available now for SQL Server 2000. Here’s a picture of the SQL Server 2005 packaging and pricing: It doesn’t include the…


Milind is on Channel9 (by yag)

Milind Lele from our team did an interview with Robert Scoble about SQLCLR and Visual Studio integration. He discusses what’s so great about it, and shows some demos. Twenty one minutes of video goodness… <g>


SSE and app building

Well, it’s been a ride in getting SSE ready for our upcoming beta.  Getting a server product to work in local data scenarios has been hard.  There are a lot of issues.  But, we’re getting there.   But Wow.  It is totally cool.  All of the same APIs I use for full SQL work exactly…


SQL Reporting Services in VS2005 (by yag)

A few days ago, I pointed to a blog entry by Jackie Goldstein in which he discussed his favorite data enabling features in VS2005 and promised that I’d be watching it for comments. Well, Alex Kazovic asked a question: Do you know if the next Beta of SQL RS 2005 will work with SQL Server…


Four most compelling issues in VS 2005 around data access (by yag)

Jackie has a post discussing the move from Access to .NET. As part of it, he focuses on what he thinks are the key features for data-centric developers. Numbers one and two are: (1) The improved experience and productivity of designing/building data-centric WinForms(2) The improvement in easily building forms that use automatic data binding and…


SQL Server Express 2005 December Community Tech Preview (by Mairead)

The SQL Server Express Team has released their December Community Tech Preview and it’s available for you to download for free off MSDN. Lance (VS DATA Program Manager Lead) will provide some more information from on this over the upcoming days. Stay tuned 😉