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The wait is over...
Ok, so maybe it's not quite that dramatic, but I've gotten a lot of questions over the last month asking when the Orcas Feb CTP (now known as the March CTP) would be available. Well your waiting is over... the March CTP can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/do... . There is a tonne of new stuff from my team included in this release - things like the Entitiy Framework and Entitiy Data Model, LINQ to ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:19 PM

Dr. Peter Chen - The Entity-Relationship Model and the ADO.NET Entity Framework
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Peter Chen, inventor of the Entity-Relationship model (ER model). Dr. Chen visited the Microsoft Campus to present a lecture sharing his thoughts on the ADO.NET Entity Framework and how it is related to his original vision of the Entity-Relationship model. [Thank you for Alex Barnett and his blog for this information.] Dr. Chen's original paper on the Entity-Relationship model (ER model), published in 1976, is one of the most cited papers in ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 1:08 PM

SQL Server Books Online and Documentation
I was forwarded this post the other day about the processes that Microsoft (SQL Server in particular) uses for documentation and Books Online and it got me thinking. It really got me thinking about how I'd seen documentation (or lack there of) take place in other companies I've worked at, how I thought documentation took place at Microsoft before I was actually able to see the process (working in field sales), and how it actually takes place here in SQL. I don't want to re-write the entire post, ......

Posted On Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:34 PM

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