SQLServices_h_rgb_r The SQL Data Services team are making some big changes – ACE (Authority, Container, Entity) is no longer going to be supported and they are moving to expose TDS – TDS is the protocol that you are using to talk to your current SQL Servers!

I know that The Product Group have had to make some hard decisions around this and if you have already committed a lot of time and effort to the ACE model, I hope that this change doesn’t hurt you too much. I also hope that the “new” functionality will prove this a worthwhile change.

Personally I am very excited about this; as much more of the SQL that we know and love is being exposed – Stored Procs, Views, Indexes, ADO.Net Compatibility … for more information:

  http://blogs.msdn.com/ssds/archive/2009/03/10/9469228.aspx

Neil