The second community technology preview release of SQL Server Compact 4.0 is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center or as part of the Microsoft WebMatrix Beta 3 in the Microsoft Platform Installer 3.0. To learn more about Microsoft WebMatrix Beta 3 see the WebMatrix Beta Book and video tutorials.

An update to the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta has been also released that provides for support for SQL Server Compact 4.0 CTP2 in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta. Follow the steps below to enable support for SQL Server Compact 4.0 CTP2 in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta. For more information refer to the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta help page:

1.      Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta.

2.      To use SQL Server Compact with the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta, install the following packages from the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0:

a.      Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 CTP2

b.      Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Tools for SQL Server Compact 4.0 CTP2

The following open source content management systems support SQL Server Compact as the database and can be used to rapidly build websites:

1.      mojoPortal and more information is at mojoPortal’s site.

2.      Orchard and more information is at Orchard’s site.

3.      Umbraco and more information is at Umbraco’s site.

 

Thanks,

Ambrish Mishra

Program Manager