Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Introduction You might have read an earlier post of mine where I discussed the new Business Connectivity Services (BCS) functionality in SharePoint Online (SP-O) and walked through how you can leverage jQuery and JavaScript to interact with an external list in SharePoint Online. This blog post assumed that you had created an external list in the first place and provided you with some code snippets to create a view of an external list. Since that time, a great post from Christian Glessner popped up that shows you how you can walk through creating an external list using SQL Azure.

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Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone packages which provide additional value for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2.

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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database Size Limit Increased to 10GB

Great news for SQL Server Express users today! We increased the maximum database size in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express from 4GB to 10GB . You can try it out today – just go to SQL Server 2008 R2 Download Page and select “SQL Server 2008 R2 Express” from the menu on the left side of the page: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2Downloads.aspx   FAQ Is the database size limit increased in all editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express? Yes, SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Tools and SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services will allow 10GB databases as well.

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database Size Limit Increased to 10GB

Creating Web 2.0 Visual Effects in Access

Once of the most interesting trends in the web application space has been a refocus on user experience improvements. Often times Access gets a bad reputation for not keeping up with the times from a look and feel perspective. Our good friend Brandon from OpenGate Software created a great white paper (with sample database) on how to bring these improvements to your existing Access databases.

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Creating Web 2.0 Visual Effects in Access

Handling the SQL Server bigint data type in Access 2007 using ADO

Today’s guest blogger is Vinny Malanga. Vinny is the CTO of IMI Software, Inc. , which specializes in software development for the property management industry.

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Handling the SQL Server bigint data type in Access 2007 using ADO

SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation VHD

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate the SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation Edition VHD for 60 days.

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SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation VHD

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online (May 2009)

Download the documentation and tutorials for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online (May 2009)

Paul Stubbs : SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server better together

Today the SharePoint team announced that SQL Server will be a prerequisite for SharePoint 2010.

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Paul Stubbs : SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server better together

SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

The SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit will help you understand how to build web applications which deeply exploit the rich data types, programming models and new development paradigms in SQL Server 2008.

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SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

Download the Microsoft SQL Data Services SDK

The SQL Data Services SDK provides APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples to help you quickly get started with SQL Data Services.

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Download the Microsoft SQL Data Services SDK