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  • Blog Post: Debugging with Local Database File

    Most of the time, your business application needs to deal with data stored in a database. Sometimes the database is on a remote server, while sometimes it is a local database file (SQL Server Compact database file, SQL Server Express database file, or Microsoft Access database file). One of the frequently...
  • Blog Post: SSEUtil RTM version is now available (by yag)

    For all you developers who love the command line, or want an easy way to perform simple administration functions on SQL Server 2005, you can now download the SQL Server Express Utility . Among its capabilities, you can: Connect to the main instance or user-instance of SQL Server. Create/Attach...
  • Blog Post: Global launch events (by yag)

    I'll be in San Francisco at the November 7th launch event for Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk 2006. If you are there, please stop by and say hello. I'll be hanging out at the Visual Studio area. If you can't make it, we'll be having global launch events over the next few months. You can...
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server Editions (by yag)

    I'm a few days late posting this, but I wanted to point y'all to Tom's article on the new set of SKUs for SQL Server - including the new Workgroup Edition which is even available now for SQL Server 2000. Here's a picture of the SQL Server 2005 packaging and pricing: It doesn't include the Developer Edition...
  • Blog Post: Milind is on Channel9 (by yag)

    Milind Lele from our team did an interview with Robert Scoble about SQLCLR and Visual Studio integration. He discusses what's so great about it, and shows some demos. Twenty one minutes of video goodness ... <g>
  • Blog Post: SSE and app building

    Well, it's been a ride in getting SSE ready for our upcoming beta. Getting a server product to work in local data scenarios has been hard. There are a lot of issues. But, we're getting there. But Wow. It is totally cool. All of the same APIs I use for full SQL work exactly the same for SSE. But, I get...
  • Blog Post: SQL Reporting Services in VS2005 (by yag)

    A few days ago, I pointed to a blog entry by Jackie Goldstein in which he discussed his favorite data enabling features in VS2005 and promised that I'd be watching it for comments. Well, Alex Kazovic asked a question : Do you know if the next Beta of SQL RS 2005 will work with SQL Server Express? Whilst...
  • Blog Post: Four most compelling issues in VS 2005 around data access (by yag)

    Jackie has a post discussing the move from Access to .NET. As part of it, he focuses on what he thinks are the key features for data-centric developers. Numbers one and two are: (1) The improved experience and productivity of designing/building data-centric WinForms (2) The improvement in easily building...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Express 2005 December Community Tech Preview (by Mairead)

    The SQL Server Express Team has released their December Community Tech Preview and it's available for you to download for free off MSDN . Lance (VS DATA Program Manager Lead) will provide some more information from on this over the upcoming days. Stay tuned ;-)
  • Blog Post: Learning more about SQL Server Express 2005 (by Mairead)

    If would like to get extra information about SQL Server Express 2005, check out the Whitepaper that Rajesh George a Program Manager on the SSE team has up on MSDN
  • Blog Post: Blog entries about SQL Server Management Studio (by yag)

    I'm just cleaning up a few last items before I head to India , and noticed that Bill Ramos is blogging about the management tools that are coming in SQL Server 2005. I look forward to seeing his take on the tools.
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Express and VB6 (by yag)

    Scott Swigart over at 3Leaf has posted a blog entry titled "SQL Express: The Little Engine that Could" . In it, he shows how the great new capabilities of SSE can be used by VB6 developers instead of Jet (Access) databases. My only response to this is "yup!" <g>. SQL Server Express is one of the...
  • Blog Post: Check out the SQL Server 2005 Yukon website (by Mairead)

    Just in case you have not seen it already, check out the SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) site for the latest information of what features are part of the Yukon release, the latest information on SQL Server Express 2005 and lots of whitepapers to while away your wet and windy afternoon(at least that’s what the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Express Management Tool (by yag)

    Paschal blogs : My wish is for the Microsoft guys is that you make a separate manager for SQL Express 2005. Euan blogs (separately): One of the tools that was shown in the demo(if it went as planned) at TechEd should have been Express Manager ( XM ). This is a new lightweight query and admin tool...
  • Blog Post: Congrats to the SQL team! (by yag)

    A little late, I know, but SQL Server 2005 hit Beta 2 this week. You can get an overview of its features here .
  • Blog Post: ** More mind shift info **

    I should also point out that in VS Beta 1/SQL Beta 2, this Xcopy functionality is limited to those with admin rights. In the next beta, non-admins will have Xcopy capabilities as well. So, joe user that gets my app and database, that is a normal (read: non-admin) on his machine, will be able to run his...
  • Blog Post: SSE and Visual Studio ** Xcopy Mindshift **

    Adding databases with SSE (SQL Server Express) to Visual Studio At the announcment for Visual Studio and SSE, they talked about the Xcopy functionality. I should explain a bit about what this means in practical terms for Visual Studio. Most everyone is used to creating a new database by going to “Add...
  • Blog Post: New Link created on the VS DATA blog specifically for SQL Server Express 2005 (by Mairead)

    Okay given the volume of responses we are getting in (;-)) which is brilliant and really great to hear. We have created a new category for SQL Server Express 2005. Feel free to provide feedback to us on it what are your initial thoughts, like/dislikes; feature requests (;-), suggestions etc? We are always...
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