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.NET Framework 4 Now Supports LocalDB

by Abel Avram on  Oct 29, 2011

Microsoft has added LocalDB support in .NET Framework 4. LocalDB is a free developer edition of SQL Server “Denali” meant to provide most of the server’s API but without management overhead.

'Denali' No More: SQL Server 2012 Announced, Focuses on BI and Big Data

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 21, 2011 1

Microsoft announced that the next version of SQL Server, known by the codename "Denali", will be called SQL Server 2012. It will feature the big data capabilities of Apache Hadoop and Power View, a touch-based business intelligence tool.

ORM Profiler Analyzes Data Access Performance

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 14, 2011

Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.

SQL Server Bids Farewell to OLE DB After Denali

by Jenni Konrad on  Sep 01, 2011

Denali will be the final edition of SQL Server to support OLE DB, because Microsoft considers ODBC to be the industry standard for relational data access.

Visual Studio Gets Better SQL Server Tooling – ‘Juneau’

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 30, 2011

SQL Server Development Tools (SSDT) - ‘Juneau’ - brings testing, debugging, version control, refactoring, dependency checking, and deployment to database development in Visual Studio. It was previewed recently along with SQL Server ‘Denali’ CTP.

SQL Server Denali’s FileTable: Turn SQL Tables into Folders

by Jenni Konrad on  Jul 28, 2011

SQL Server Denali includes a new type of table called FileTable, which builds on FileStream functionality. FileTable is meant for storing and managing unstructured data in SQL Server, while also making it accessible via the file system.

SQL Server ‘Denali’ CTP Gets Self Service BI Capabilities

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 15, 2011

Microsoft recently announced CTP 3 for SQL Server ‘Denali’, which boasts of improved BI capabilities like Self Service Alerting, Self Service Reporting, improved Office integration, SharePoint Shared Service, better VS Tooling for developers and more.

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