Friday, September 25, 2009

Is RDA (Remote Data Access) still relevant

Rob Tiffany asks this rhetorical question, and the answer is a resounding YES – there are many sync scenarios, in particular on devices, where RDA is the right technology. Keep in mind, that RDA has not been updated to support the new data types in SQL Server 2008.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Interview with SQL Server Compact Program Manager Himadri Sarkar

SQL Compact Program Manager Himadri Sarkar was interviewed on the Connected Show in July 2009. He discusses the histroy of SQL Server Compact, from only Windows Mobile/CE support to support for all Windows desktop OSes. He also describes the extensive tooling support both in Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio. Listen to the 30 minute interview here. (Starting at about 30 minutes into the show)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Which SQL Compact version is included with Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 and SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP?

The version of SQL Compact included with these beta/CTP releases is 3.5.5692.0 – that means 3.5 SP1 RTM. But there are indications that this will change to a more recent build/SP in VS 2010 beta 2 (and later).