‘Beyond Heroes’ – Behind the scenes with SQL Server 2008 at TechEd 2008 

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Developers were treated to a first hand look at what is possible using Microsoft’s Data Platform technologies. SQL Server 2008, the Microsoft Sync Framework and the new SQL Server Data Services cloud storage were featured in Bill Gate’s keynote on Tuesday. Technical Fellow, Dave Campbell, took the audience for a tour around a 3-part data…Read more

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SQL Server 2005 – Cumulative Update 7 released 

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This Cumulative Update 7 contains hotfixes for SQL Server 2005 issues that have been fixed since the release of Service Pack 2. Learn more: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949095/en-us SQL Server Release Services blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlreleaseservices/…Read more

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Files, BLOBs, NTFS and SQL Server 2008 – Age old database dilemma solved! 

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One of the most exciting new features in SQL Server 2008 is the ability to store files and BLOBs directly in the file system, while maintaining transactional consistency with a SQL Server 2008 database. SQL Server 2008’s new FILESTREAM attribute for VARBINARY data type solves the age old dilemma facing developers and IT Pros: Is…Read more

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Sync up with the new Microsoft® Sync Framework CTP2 

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The Microsoft Sync Framework continues to evolve as the latest CTP2 bits were released last week. This latest build reflects the final API changes that will be used for RTM. The team has done an excellent job with respect to the framework’s original design and implementation as is demonstrated by the fine tuning nature of…Read more

Accelerate mobile development with SQL Server Compact 3.5 

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Exciting news for developers looking to build SQL Server based applications that target mobile devices — the new Microsoft® Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008 has been released and is now available for download from here! This new accelerator consists of a working Supply Chain application, over 5,000 lines of well documented source…Read more

entities, Entities, ENTITIES! 

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It’s getting louder If you’ve been following Microsoft’s efforts around data programmability, you’ll have inevitably heard a thing or two about “entities”. Specifically, the Entity Data Model (EDM) and the ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF). These technologies lay the groundwork for major advancements in how developers build data-centric applications and for empowering DBA’s to manage databases…Read more

SQL Server 2008 and Launch 

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We often get questions about our upcoming Launch event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27th, and when SQL Server 2008 will actually ship. The two events are loosely connected but they are not the same. The Launch event in Los Angeles is actually a marketing event designed to tell the world about SQL Server 2008,…Read more

Get a competitive edge today: SQL Server 2008 Webcasts 

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SQL Server marketing has gone all out these past 12 months creating rich, in-depth learning materials for SQL Server 2008. Experience this content first hand and get a jump in the marketplace today by viewing 28 webcasts on SQL Server 2008 and data platform technologies here.   We have 2 exciting new MSDN webcasts being…Read more

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