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  • Blog Post: Using SqlDataReader’s new async methods in .Net 4.5

    With .Net 4.5, ADO.NET introduced two asynchronous methods to the SqlDataReader class: ReadAsync and NextResultAsync . These two methods allow you to move to the next row or result set asynchronously and represent a much more fine-grained level of asynchronous access to data compared to .Net 4.0 (which...
  • Blog Post: SQL Connectivity Annual Survey

    Greetings to the SQL Server community : Last year in October 2009, we introduced the process of interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys. During the last 12 months, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components, including ODBC...
  • Blog Post: Data Access Guidance

    When considering how your application will connect to a data source, there’s a variety of technologies, patterns, and architectures to consider. Recently we published a “ Summary of Data Access Guidance ” on the MSDN Data Developer Center. If you want to drill deeper into the material...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server has a new connectivity portal page!

    The Microsoft SQL Server team is working on a portal page that brings together common resources and community links for all data access providers to Microsoft SQL Server. We’d like your feedback on how useful you will find it and what else you’d like to see included. Although, at this time...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Survey Results

    A while ago, we, the core ADO.NET team, sent out a survey in order to gather your feedback about some suggestions and future ideas for our products. Now, it’s more than time to share the results with you. We had a total of 559 respondents, most from Europe and USA, representing mostly software manufacturers...
  • Blog Post: Improvements to Generated SQL in .NET 4.0

    The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. In a previous post ( http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2009/08/05/improvements-to-the-generated-sql-in-net-4-0-beta1.aspx ), we talked about the improvements...
  • Blog Post: There is still time to make yourself heard

    The ADO.NET Providers team still needs your input. This is the last week to answer our ADO.NET Managed Providers Planning survey. Help us to make the decisions that will benefit our database community. The survey can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2009/11/01/the-ado-net-providers...
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