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    Program Manager openings in Data Programmability

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    We’re gearing up for the next release of the .NET Framework, and we are looking for people that have a passion for building great frameworks to help with the effort.  Since we’ve shipped the .NET Framework 3.5 we’ve been working...
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    Entity Happenings

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    I just got back from the h^3 launch event in LA and found a few nifty-cool things waiting for me in my aggregator. First, the ever practical (and prolific) Julie Lerman is writing a book on the ADO.NET Entity Framework for our friends at O'Reilly . Very...
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    Microsoft Announces DreamSpark

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    Yesterday Microsoft announced a new student software program that will provide no-cost access to the most recent Microsoft Developer technologies and tools, including Visual Studio and the associated .NET Data technologies and tools, to College students...
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    Happy New Year!

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    From the Data Programmability Team
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    ADO.NET Data Services CTP Released!

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    The December CTP of ADO.NET Data Services (also known as Project Astoria) has been Released! You can download the CTP here as part of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions preview release . For more information on ADO.NET Data Services check out http://blogs...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 Released!

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    Announcing the release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 ! The ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 release enables users to visually design models and mappings using Visual Studio 2008 RTM and the .NET Framework 3.5 RTM. This release also incorporates...
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    Deep EF

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    The gang at Channel 9 gave me a soapbox for talking about the Entity Data Model, the ADO.NET Entity Framework, SQL Server, a strong architectural factoring and a bunch of related rambling about how to build composite applications that handle massive quantities...
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    Connecting to Pre-Release Versions of SQL Server 2008

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    Testing has identified some issues connecting to versions of SQL Server 2008 from applications using the .NET Framework v2.0 SP1 or developers using Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008. These connectivity issues should be considered before upgrading...
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    SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver v1.2 Official Release

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    The Microsoft SQL Server JDBC team is proud to announce the general availability of the v1.2 RTW release. This release continues Microsoft's commitment to the JAVA community and non-Microsoft centric programming platforms. The driver can be found at http...
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    SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP CTP Announced at ZendCon

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    This morning, during Harold Goldberg‘s keynote at ZendCon, Bill Staples announced the upcoming availability of Microsoft's first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP. The PHP Driver will deliver an API designed...
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    Data Development Bonus Track - Devconnections Fall 2007

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    There's a new Bonus Track at at DevConnections this Fall! Come and check out sessions in the new Data Access Bonus track to learn more about the many new, and not so new, Microsoft products providing developers with a more positive and efficient experience...
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    XML Schema Designer CTP1 Released!

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    The XML team recently announced the release of the long awaited first XML Schema Designer CTP . The XML Schema Designer introduces the ability to navigate and search schema sets within Visual Studio. For more information on the new XML Schema Designer...
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    ADO.NET Releases entity Framework Beta 2!

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    Today the ADO.NET team released Beta 2 of the Entity Framework and the accompanying Entity Framework Tools CTP 1 . For more information on the new and improved features available in the Entity Framework Beta 2 and the new features available in the Entity...
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    Astoria Client Library for Microsoft Silverlight Alpha 1.1

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    The Astoria Team is happy to announce the availability of an add-on to the Astoria May CTP that contains a version of the Astoria client library for use in Microsoft Silverlight Alpha 1.1 applications. The original May CTP release included a client...
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    64-bit OLEDB Provider for ODBC (MSDASQL) Available in Longhorn Server, Starting Beta 3

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    We’re pleased to announce that Longhorn Server Beta 3 will include a 64-bit version of MSDASQL, Microsoft’s OLEDB Provider for ODBC. What is MSDASQL? MSDASQL is an OLEDB provider that allows applications built on OLEDB and ADO (which uses OLEDB...
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    Data Technologies at Mix '07

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    There has been a lot of recent coverage on the participation of data technologies at Mix 07 and the announcements that we, the Data Programmability team at Microsoft, made regarding two new incubation projects that we are working on. So, if you...
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    Microsoft’s Data Access Strategy

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    Over the last 12 months, Microsoft has been talking a lot about two major innovations related to representing and querying data. The first is the new Entity Data Model exposed as part of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, and the second is a set of extensions...
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    VSLive Keynote - San Francisco

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    Britt Johnston, Director, Data Programmability at Microsoft gave a Keynote speech this morning at VSLive in San Francisco. In his presentation, Britt spoke largely about the idea of Conceptual Data Programming and Microsoft's vision for Data Access, raising...
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    Updated 101 LINQ Samples for Orcas March CTP

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    We've updated the 101 LINQ Samples code to include the 101 LINQ to Entities Samples! Check out the updated samples here.
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    MSXML4 is going to be kill bit-ed

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    Our XML team announced this morning that, a s a part of our MSXML4 End of Life plan, we will kill bit MSXML4 in the October – December timeframe of 2007 . The k ill Bit applies to Internet Explorer only, after which, applications will not be able to create...
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    Data Access API of the Day - Part IV (Programming to the Conceptual Model…)

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    Welcome to Part IV of Data Access API of the Day ; a brief history of the evolution of Microsoft’s Data Access APIs. In Part I we looked at ODBC as Microsoft’s C-based Relational API, and the DAO and RDO automation interfaces that made relational databases...
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    Data Access API of the Day Part III – Disconnected Programming in a Managed Environment

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    Welcome to Part III of DataAccess API of the Day ; a brief history of the evolution of Microsoft’s Data Access APIs. In Part I we looked at ODBC as Microsoft’s C-based Relational API, and the DAO and RDO automation interfaces that made relational databases...
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    Data Access API of the Day Part II – Componentizing Data Access

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    Welcome to Part II of Data Access API of the Day ; a brief history of the evolution of Microsoft’s Data Access APIs. In Part I we looked at ODBC as Microsoft’s C-based Relational API, and the DAO and RDO automation interfaces that made relational databases...
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    Data Access API of the Day, Part I

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    Why does it seem like Microsoft is coming up with a new Data Access API every time you turn around? First there was DbLib, then ODBC, then DAO, RDO, ODBCDirect, OLEDB, ADO, ADO.NET -- When is Microsoft going to run out of letters? And now what's this...
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    Data Access Virtual Labs

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    MSDN Virtual Labs allows customers to quickly evaluate or learn how to build applications through a series of guided, hands-on labs which can be completed in 90 minutes or less. The best part is, the MSDN Virtual Labs do not require any installation...
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