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    ADO.Net 2.0: Relative paths in ConnectionString [Sushil Chordia]

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    In SqlClient Managed Provider, there has always existed (right from ADO.Net 1.0 days) a keyword in the connection string called AttachDbFileName. The user could have the location of the database file assigned to this keyword in the connection string and...
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    SqlDependency changes for RTM [Sushil Chordia]

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    As mentioned in my previous blog , SqlDependency is a new feature in .Net framework 2.0, which provide a mechanism to notify an app when a cache is invalidated. We got enough feedback from customers in Beta 2 with regards ease of deployment (some issues...
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    PDC05 is next week!

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    The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference will happen next week in Los Angeles. We’re all really exited about this and we’ve been working on content and demos for our talks, as well as cleaning up some of our prototypes for the future generation...
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    Introduction to SQL 2005 Native XML Web Services (SOAP)

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    The Native XML Web Services (SOAP) being a new feature in SQL 2005, I like to provide a brief overview of what it is and possible scenarios where it may be more useful then using normal SQL connections. SOAP as many of you know stands for Simple Object...
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    Getting the MARS Sample working in the June CTP

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    Multiple Active Result Sets ( MARS ) is a cool new feature in SQL Server 2005 which allows you to start and begin processing another query while you are in the middle of processing a different query on the same connection. Unfortunately the MARS sample...
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    SSL in SQL Server 2005 [Il-Sung Lee]

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    I often receive questions inquiring about the (channel) encryption capabilities in SQL Server 2005. Like SQL Server 2000, 2005 can use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to secure transmissions over the wire independent of the network protocol used. However, unlike...
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    Using MARS with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee]

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    Using MARS with SQL Native Client - By Chris Lee...
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    Getting started with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee]

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    As Acey Bunch explained in April , SQL Native Client meets the needs of developers wanting to take advantage of new features in SQL Server 2005 from ADO, ODBC and OLE DB applications. For those of you who haven’t looked at SQL Native Client yet we now...
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    Win the Ultimate Chopper!

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    Share your story of migrating from Oracle to SQL Server, and the ultimate chopper might just migrate its way into your garage! For more details visit: http://www.sqlserverchopper.com/
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    Exceptions in ADO.Net 2.0 [Siraj Lala]

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    I’d like to briefly talk about some of the work we have done in ADO.NET 2.0, for improvement of Errors and Exception usage. In ADO.NET 1.1, several error messages were generic and didn’t have enough detail to make them actionable. An example of this is...
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    Dataworks team at TechEd 2005

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    How many of you are coming to TechEd 2005 in Orlando ? A show of hands, please. Excellent! The DataWorks team will be at TechEd, delivering sessions, chatting in the cabana and in the booth, and attending various Birds of a Feather sessions. We...
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    Announcing the MDAC 2.8 sp1 Redistributable [Brad Rhodes]

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    We have shipped MDAC 2.8 sp1. This is the version of MDAC that originally shipped with Windows XP sp2. It is also the version of MDAC that is included in SQL Server 2000 sp4. This version of MDAC fixes a number of important security bugs. The download...
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    Does ADO.NET update batching really do something?

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    I’ve gotten this same question several times in the last few weeks, so I thought it would be a good idea to put together some details on the topic. Update batching is a new ADO.NET 2.0 feature that, when enabled, introduces an optimization to the process...
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    Introducing SQL Native Client

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    By now you may have heard of a new data access technology called “SQL Native Client” that will ship with SQL Server 2005. But before we go much further in discussing it, let’s be clear about what we mean by “new”. It is new in that this data access library...
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    .Net Framework 2005 (aka Whidbey) Beta2 Shipped! [Carl Perry]

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    At long last we’ve completed and signed-off on Whidbey Beta 2!!!!! It’s been quite a long time since we started working on Beta 2; once this hits the web it will have been almost 9 months of bug fixing, security reviews, feature completion, and scrambling...
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    API Changes between CTP [Pablo Castro]

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    We’ve been seeing several comments on email and blogs lately about changes in the APIs between CTP (Community Tech Preview) releases. I understand the frustration that these changes could cause, so I wanted to jump in and comment on the topic. As part...
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    Primer to ConnectionStringBuilder in ADO.Net v2.0 [Sushil Chordia]

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    We had got good amount of feedback from developers in 1.0 and 1.1 versions for need to have a Connection-String Builder. Consider that you want to develop an application that needs to dynamically build a connection string depending on the Data Source...
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    Unification of System.Data.SqlClient and System.Data.SqlServer [Pablo Castro]

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    Many of us would like to have a space to write about the stuff we do, publish open issues for debate, and in general have a handy, informal point of contact with our developer community. Most of us don’t have the time to actually sign up for a blog and...
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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the DataWorks team blog. If you’re a regular on our MSDN site http://msdn.microsoft.com/data , the public newsgroups or follow Angel’s or Sushil’s blogs you’ve already run across some of the folks from this team. We wanted to create this team...
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