Last week, the SQLServer 2008 Express team released a download with the SQL Server Management Studio. A few weeks ago, I blogged how to export/import the .sql from one system to another.

Having installed the Management Studio, I noticed that I could import data into my new SQLServer database:

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Having previously installed the MySQL .Net connector, all I had to do was fill in the blanks. Server (with remote access enabled), database, username and password.

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The tricky part is mapping MySQL datatypes to SQLServer datatypes, and importing. Note that with a non-Express version of SQL Server Management Studio, you can save the schemas and automate the import.

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Download it and give it a whirl!