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    ODBC DM 3.81 in the Next Release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”)

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    We’re excited to announce Microsoft ODBC Driver Manager (DM) version 3.81. It will be released in the next release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”). What’s New in Version 3.81? Compared...
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    ODBC DSN Management in the Next Release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”)

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    We’re pleased to announce two new improvements for ODBC Data Source Name (DSN) Management that will be available in the next release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”). What’s New? Improved...
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    Available Today: Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver for Linux

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    In our continued commitment to interoperability, we are very excited to announce the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux! This release will allow native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating...
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    Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey

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    Greetings to the Developer community: Microsoft SQL Server team has been interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys. During the last 2 years, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components...
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    Data + Application Services + Sync= “It’s Still All Data” (the new again-expanded Data Developer Center)

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    Last November, at the start of the 2009 PDC, we launched an expanded Data Developer Center that incorporated XML and SQL Server Modeling (formerly “Oslo”) technologies. It was a challenge to create a site structure that could accommodate eight...
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    Data + XML + “Oslo” = “It’s All Data” (the new Data Developer Center)

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    After some months of planning and execution, we’re delighted to present you with the newly redesigned and expanded Data Developer Center on MSDN! The expanded part here comes from the fact that the Data DevCenter is now home to what used to be two...
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    Breaking Down ‘Data Silos’ – The Open Data Protocol (OData)

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    This morning at PDC and on the ADO.NET Data Services team blog , we announced the Open Data Protocol (OData) . OData which was previously known informally as the " data services protocol ", is an open protocol for sharing data that provides a way to break...
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    VS2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Announced Today!

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    Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are now available for download by MSDN subscribers and will available to the rest of the world on Wednesday. Beta 2 as well the VS2010 Launch date of March 22, 2010 were announced this morning on Soma...
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    Microsoft wants to hear your opinion

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    It is this time of the year when our product team takes a step back, reviews the priorities and goals for the long term and identifies areas that we want to investment in. We view YOU and your organization as a key stakeholder in this process and would...
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    ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 available for download

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    ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 is now available for download ! This is the second tech preview release of the next version of ADO.NET Data Services.  This release (v1.5) will target the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & Silverlight 3 platforms and provide...
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    Announcing the php toolkit for ado.net data services

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    This morning the Microsoft Interoperability team announced the release of a new project that bridges PHP and.NET: the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services. The toolkit makes it easier for PHP developers to connect to and take advantage of services built...
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    ODBC DM 3.80 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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    We’re excited to announce that version 3.8 of the Microsoft ODBC DM (Driver Manager) will be released in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. What’s New In Version 3.80? Compared to ODBC 3.5x, there are four major improvements in ODBC 3.80....
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    DataDirect Releases Beta Entity Framework Provider for Oracle

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    DataDirect has released the much anticipated Beta of their DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET Entity Framework provider for Oracle! DataDirect’s Beta release of its Entity Framework provider for Oracle offers: 100% managed code architecture Superior performance...
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    Database Diagramming Survey

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    The Data Programmability Tools team is currently running a survey with the goal of prioritizing ‘value add’ features for a database designer. If you’re interested in helping shape the future of MS database design tools, please take ten minutes and fill...
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    Announcing Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0

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    We are excited to announce the newest release of the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver! This version of the JDBC driver provides support for the JDBC 4.0 API, including new national character set conversion methods, new metadata methods, and new data types...
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    PDC 2008 - Los Angeles, CA - Oct. 27-30

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    Microsoft's premier developer event, the Professional Developer Conference, is almost here. PDC 2008 will feature more than 160 sessions covering a wide range of topics including a number of great sessions from the Data Programmability Team, including...
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    Announcing Entity Framework & ADO.NET Data Services RTM!

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    Announcing Entity Framework & ADO.NET Data Services RTM! We are excited to announce the RTM of the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, including the RTM of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services, which raise the...
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    XML Technology and Tools Survey

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    The Data Programmability XML Tools team is conducting a survey focused on XML technology and tools usage over the coming weeks. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and we’d appreciate it if you would take the time to respond to it. We plan to...
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    Announcing Project Codename "Velocity"

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    The advances in processors, memory, storage, and connectivity have paved the way for next-generation applications that are data-driven, whose data could reside anywhere (i.e. on the desktops, mobile devices, servers, and in the cloud) and that require...
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    Software Development Engineer in Test opening in Data Programmability

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    The SQL Server JDBC team is running at full speed working on the next JDBC driver for SQL Server. We are looking for people to share in our excitement about the future of data access for SQL Server and to manage the quality of our next deliverables. ...
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    Interested in working on the ADO.NET Data Services Framework (aka "Astoria") or XML?

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    Do you want to work on the next generation of data access APIs for the web? If so, the Astoria and XML teams are hiring. If you want to get a feel for the types of problems our team thinks about the solutions we build, check out the earlier posts on this...
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    Entity Framework & Data Services Available in VS2008 SP1 Beta

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    We are very excited about .NET 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and what this update means for developers who use ADO.NET for data development. This beta marks the entry of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services (aka project Astoria...
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    Program Manager openings in Data Programmability in 2008

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    We’re gearing up for the next release of the SQL Server, and we are looking for people that have a passion for building great data access technologies and frameworks to help with the effort. We have been very busy recently releasing: · Microsoft .NET...
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    Connecting to Pre-Release Versions of SQL Server 2008 – Part Deux

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    Since posting on the topic of design-time and runtime connectivity to pre-release versions of SQL Server 2008 on the Data blog in November, the set of affected clients (applications, runtimes, and operating systems) have been officially released: Microsoft...
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    64-bit OLEDB Provider for ODBC (MSDASQL) Is Now Available For Windows Server 2003

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    We’re pleased to announce that 64-bit MSDASQL for Windows Server 2003 is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=000364db-5e8b-44a8-b9be-ca44d18b059b . This update will also be available through “Windows...
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