SQL Azure Support in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 supports data connections to SQL Azure, query designing, data manipulation, and data binding operations in your C#/VB applications. Connecting to a SQL Azure Database SQL Azure can be viewed as a subset of SQL Server 2008. Therefore, when you add a SQL Azure data connection inside Visual Studio (using .NET Framework Data…


Visual Studio Data – Related Technologies and Tools

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…

Yag moves on and stays at the same time (by yag)

As many of you know, after a major release, people at Microsoft tend to look around to see what they’d like to work on next. After working on two releases of Visual Studio and a similar number of releases of Visual FoxPro, I’ve accepted a position in Microsoft.com as an architect focusing on our community…

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…

Some LINQ related videos on Channel 9 (by yag)

Some say that seeing is believing. There are three videos on Channel 9 that discuss LINQ. Anders Hejlsberg and Dan Fernandez discuss LINQ and C#. Paul Vick and Amanda Silver discuss the future of VB. Paul Vick and Erik Meijer discuss dynamic programming.

Anonymous Comments Accepted Again (by John Koziol)

For a while there, the bog wasn’t accepting anonymous comments, that is, you had to register as a user at blogs.msdn.com.  This has been changed and you can comment with or without an account.


Creating Tablet PC applications in VB (by yag)

One of the things I showed when I was in India was various ways of ink-enabling your applications using VB.NET 2003. Now there’s a new site, www.vbink.com, that focuses on just that. Pretty cool. (via Julia)

Dataworks team blog (by yag)

One of the teams we work really closely with is Dataworks – they’re the ones behind ADO.NET. They just started a team blog. First post is by their PUM, Alyssa. Welcome!

XML Visualizer for VS2003 (by yag)

One of my favorite features coming in VS2005 is debugger visualizers. They allow you to easily add a type-specific form based visualization while debugging. Beth points to the XML Visualizer on GotDotNet. It lets you look at your dataset in a number of ways – the data, the XML, the schema. Pretty cool. I can’t…


Rob Copeland is blogging! (by yag)

Rob Copeland, Product Unit Manager for RAD Tools (that’s VB, .NET Client aka Winforms and VS Data) has joined the blogosphere. In his first post, he discusses the VB6 support policy and where he’d like to go with his blog. Please go and make him feel welcome… <g> Update: D’oh! I forgot to add the…