Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SQL Compact 3.5 SP1 news

SQL Compact 3.5 SP1 will contain quite a number of new features. This Service Pack will be released together with Visual Studio 2008 SP1/.NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

The release of SQL Compact 3.5 SP1 will contain the following new features on top of a number of bug fixes:

  1. Support for x64 both on the runtime and server tools. (Will be made available as a web download when VS 2008 SP1 is released. Steve Lasker blogs in detail about the support for this new platform.
  2. Support for Entity Framework and Entity SQL. Ravi Tandon has more info on the SQL Compact blog. This support is for desktop only - not devices.
  3. Support for "Local Database Cache" for device projects (currently available as a CTP). This means that Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET is now available for devices.
  4. The Server Tools (for Merge and RDA) will fully support SQL Server 2008.

UPDATE 15/5 2007: The SP1 beta is now available for download, and Steve Lasker has more details about the SP1 changes and features.

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