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  • SQL Server 2008 "Katmai" June CTP available

    Get it now from https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer ! Download size is only about 877.34 MB, so don't hesitate :-). With SQL Server 2008 June CTP release, customers can immediately utilize new capabilities that support their mission-critical platform and enable pervasive insight across the enterprise...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 06-04-2007
  • Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 SP2 RTW

    The latest Service Pack for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Pro x64, SP2, is ready to be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sp2.mspx . There a lots of enhancements that also have impact on developers: XmlLite is a library that allows developers to write XML-driven apps...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 03-14-2007
  • SQL Server 2005 SP2 - Error 29528 - KB925976

    While updating SQL Server 2005 to the SP2 level on my own machine and a server I maintain, I encountered the following problem: Setup of Database Services and Analysis Services fails. The error report mentions error 29528. Description: "The setup has encountered an unexpected error while setting Internal...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 02-19-2007
  • Reset the password of a SQL Server account programmatically - SecureString real world demo

    Simple question today: "How to change the password of a SQL Server account programmatically using .NET?". The answer: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common . Create a simple Console Application project and add a reference to the Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll assembly (should be listed...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 10-20-2006
  • Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (aka DataDude) CTP 6

    Gert Drapers , development manager for DataDude and SQL guru for life, announces the availability of CTP6 on his blog . Also notice the RTM release is scheduled for Q1 2007. For the Belgians not attending TechEd IT Forum (most developers don't I guess, but there are exceptions like me), Gunther Beersaerts...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 10-18-2006
  • Getting started with SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition

    Introduction Last week I had the requirement for a small footprint database on computers to store information in. An XML file was one of the possibilities I was considering but some rich querying capabilities and some relational characteristics in the requirement made me look a little further. Some time...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 08-26-2006
  • Some hot releases

    Rather calm on my blog lately due to a high workload. So, let's give a little overview of some recent hot releases that are worth to check out in case of some spare free time. This summer, I'll try to put some more serious posts on the web over here. Here we go: First of all, there's of course Windows...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 06-22-2006
  • SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition CTP

    A few days ago, Microsoft released the first CTP of SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition, the successor to SQL Server CE. You can download it over here , as well as the mandatory Books Online that accompany every SQL Server release :-). Check out the SQL Mobile blog as well, on http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlmobile...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 06-14-2006
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

    Soon the happy family of Visual Studio 2005 Team products will be enlarged with "Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals": Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals delivers a market-shifting database development product designed to manage database change, improve software...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 05-31-2006
  • SQL Server 2005 SP1

    Another of those "start downloading immediately" kind-a-posts. About 5.5 months after the initial release of SQL Server 2005, its first Service Pack has arrived including database mirroring support and a bunch of other features which didn't make it in the RTM release. For an extensive list of those,...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 04-19-2006
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