Download PDC 2008 Sessions and Watch Offline

יום רביעי, נובמבר 5, 2008

Download PDC 2008 Sessions and Watch Offline personally prefer watching sessions regardless of my Internet connection status, so I decided to download PDC08 sessions and watch offline. I collected the list of available sessions from PDC 08, and they are easy to download. I personally use Free Download Manager for simultaneous efficient downloads - you can try it yourself. Just select all the text in this post, right click and select “Download Selected with Free Download Manager”. For a full list of downloads and links, you can download this excel file that contains all the information. KYN01 - Day 1 Morning Keynote Ray...

Training Kit for VS 2008 SP1 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1

יום שני, אוגוסט 11, 2008

Training Kit for VS 2008 SP1 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 The ASP.Net 3. 5 Enhancement Training Kit was updated to VS 2008 SP1 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and is available for download. This kit contains presentations, demos and labs for getting started with the new technologies that shipped as part of the service pack. Download here. Enjoy!

.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 are Available!

.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 are Available! Read the announcement.  Unlike other Service Packs from Microsoft, the SP1 of.Net Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 not only contains bug fixes and improvements, it also contains new technologies such as ADO.Net Entity Framework v1, ADO.Net Data Services v1, ASP.Net Dynamic Data and the framework and tools support for working with SQL Server 2008 that was RTM'ed last week. Here are some useful download links: VS 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (exe) Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (iso) Visual Studio 2008...

If you haven't Installed VS 2008 SP1 Don't Install SQL Server 2008

יום שישי, אוגוסט 8, 2008

If you haven't Installed VS 2008 SP1 Don't Install SQL Server 2008 Certain SQL Server 2008 features install components that are also part of the release version of Visual Studio 2008 SP1. So, if Visual Studio 2008 without the service pack is installed on your machine, you cannot install SQL Server 2008. If you try to install, you will ran into the following error: Rule "Previous releases of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008" failed. A previous release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is installed on this computer. Upgrade Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 to the SP1 before...
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SQL Server 2008 Resources

יום חמישי, אוגוסט 7, 2008

SQL Server 2008 Resources After being announced on February 27th, SQL Server 2008 has been officially RTM'ed with a related press release. You can download it on MSDN Subscriber Downloads and TechNet Subscriber Downloads. Here are some additional resources you may want to check out: Download Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Enterprise Evaluation: Trial Experience for Developers Read about What's New in SQL Server 2008 Discuss it on SQL Server 2008 MSDN Forums Download SQL Server 2008 Jumpstart materials. SQL Server 2008 Learning Resources - Includes podcats, videos and demos. Download SQL Server 2008 DB Samples: ...
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Visual Studio 2008 SP1: LINQ to SQL with SQL Server 2008 Date Time Types

יום שני, מאי 12, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1: LINQ to SQL with SQL Server 2008 Date Time Types One of the pillars of Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is the support for SQL Server 2008 in Visual Studio 2008 tools and the related data access technologies. I decided to check out how LINQ to SQL works with SQL Server 2008 Date and Time types in Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 Beta. I created a simple database with a single table called friends, that holds my friends names and birth dates in several formats according the existing and new...
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Visual Studio 2008 SP1: LINQ to SQL and FILESTREAM

Visual Studio 2008 SP1: LINQ to SQL and FILESTREAM In Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1, not only that LINQ to SQL supports the new date and time types of SQL Server 2008, but is also supports forking with FILESTREAMs. Using the File Management Schema from my SQL Server 2008 FILESTREAM post, I created a simple .net application that uses LINQ to SQL in order to access the file contents. Just a reminder of how the Files table looks like: CREATE TABLE . (     FileID uniqueidentifier NOT NULL ROWGUIDCOL PRIMARY KEY,     FileContents varbinary(max) FILESTREAM DEFAULT(0x) ) and the corresponding LINQ to SQL...
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Visual Studio 2008 SP1: Sync Services for ADO.Net with SQL Server 2008 Change Tracking

Visual Studio 2008 SP1: Sync Services for ADO.Net with SQL Server 2008 Change Tracking One of the main pillars of Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 if the better integration with SQL Server 2008. Service Pack 1 now uses the Change Tracking capabilities of SQL Server 2008 in order to identify the incremental changes. During the process of writing this post, I am building a simple application with both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 + SP1 in order to spot the changes in Sync Services for ADO.Net in SP1. The first thing you notice when you...

Visual Studio 2008 SP1: ADO.Net Entity Framework support for FILESTREAM

Visual Studio 2008 SP1: ADO.Net Entity Framework support for FILESTREAM In Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1, not only that LINQ to SQL supports SQL Sever 2008 FILESTREAM, but also the ADO.Net Entity Framework supports FILESTREAM as well. Using the File Management Schema from my SQL Server 2008 FILESTREAM post, I created a simple .net application that uses Entity Framework in order to access the file contents. Just a reminder of how the Files table looks like: CREATE TABLE . (     FileID uniqueidentifier NOT NULL ROWGUIDCOL PRIMARY KEY,     FileContents varbinary(max) FILESTREAM DEFAULT(0x) ) and the corresponding Entity Data Model and generated...

Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta – A Guided Tour

Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta - A Guided Tour Over the last month I've been working with an internal build of the Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta in order to explore the new features in it. Now that the beta was announced (here, here) I can finally write about it. This post lists all the posts I've written exploring the service pack. Overview of the Service Pack 1 Download and Install Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta New...