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  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 Developers - Data Platform Keynote EDM/SSDS/SQL Data Types

    By Zach Skyles Owens One of the biggest challenges we faced when designing this demo was trying to make the breadth of Microsoft's Data Platform technologies easily understandable in 5 minutes. The major architecture components are SQL Server 2008 , SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) , SQL Server Compact...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 Developers - Data Platform Keynote Demo Architecture

    By Zach Skyles Owens Just minutes ago at TechEd 2008 Developers in Orlando Dave Campbell, Technical Fellow, was on stage with Bill Gates doing the Data Platform demo which included a host of exciting Microsoft Technologies. SQL Server 2008 - Supports any data SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) - Quickly...
  • Blog Post: To FILESTREAM or not to FILESTREAM... That is the question.

    Roger and I have been delivering a demo which highlights Spatial and FILESTREAM features of SQL Server 2008. One of the common things we've heard from developers is... For years we've been told that large binary files should never be stored in the database... Are you telling us to start storing these...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 FILESTREAM and WPF MediaElement - Part 2 (Writing FILESTREAM Data)

    Wow... It's been a long time coming. I promised that I would explain in more detail how to write FILESTREAM data to SQL Server 2008. This is the second article in a series and uses the sample published on the SQL Server Community Samples site on CodePlex . Writing data to a varbinary(max) FILESTREAM...
  • Blog Post: FILESTREAM Support in SQL Server Express

    A couple great questions came up last week when discussing FILESTREAM with some people within the Microsoft field which I thought were worth sharing.   Q: Will SQL Server 2008 Express edition support FILESTREAM? A: It sure will!   Q: Will the 4GB limit of Express apply to data stored in the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 FILESTREAM and WPF MediaElement - Part 1 (Architecture)

    If you have been following progress on SQL Server 2008 you have probably seen mention of FILESTREAM which is an enhancement of the varbinary(Max) data type. As an application developer you might be asking yourself... "So what does this mean to me?" My partner-in-crime Roger Doherty and I grabbed early...
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