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  • Blog Post: Many many LINQ Providers

    When LINQ shipped, it included a provider model, to encourage people to make other systems and data stores accessible from the coolness-that-is-LINQ. Back in February, Charlie Calvert published a long list of LINQ providers . In July, Robert Shelton later reblogged it . Charlie also has a list of...
  • Blog Post: LINQ and interop with other (non-Microsoft) databases

    This topic came up on an internal mailing list at Microsoft. The question is, will LINQ be usable with databases other than Microsoft SQL Server ? Before we answer that, first of all let us understand, what is LINQ? What is LINQ? LINQ is Microsoft’s Language Integrated Query. It is a set...
  • Blog Post: LINQ versus DataSet ?

    Today, someone asked on an internal mailing list, what does LINQ offer, than I cannot do with DataSet.Select()? Luca Bolognese, my compadre from the old country, provided a clear and insightful response. Just for some background - LINQ is a codename for a set of extensions to the .NET Framework that...
  • Blog Post: LINQ: the January CTP is out.

    The January CTP for the next version of Visual Studio, code-named "Orcas" is now available . By CTP, Microsoft implies a Community Technology Preview - it is essentially a lightweight beta ship vehicle for a future product. By shipping this preview, Microsoft is trying to solicit feedback on the feature...
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