Wednesday, January 17, 2007

SQL Server Compact Edition

On January 17th, Microsoft released SQL Server Compact Edition (http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/compact/default.mspx). I'm very excited about this release as it finally makes the development of the disconnected smart client practical. It is ideal for any application that needs a very small but capable single-user database to ship with their product, and it is free. Not surprisingly, it has features to synchronize with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access. There are too many features to mention in this post, but check it out!

GLUGnet (Lansing MI .Net User Group) meeting 01/18/2007

Think LINQ!

Think LINQ doesn't affect you? Think again. LAnguage Integrated Query sits on top of the newest, coolest and perhaps the most powerful extensions to OOP in years and is a central figure in ADO.NET (3.0) Entity Framework and may change the way you approach database development forever.

In this presentation, your always unpredictable but seldom funny President introduces you to new .NET 3.0 and 3.5 features like extension methods, lambda calculus, dynamic types and LINQ. Be sure not to miss it!

Speaker: Paul Kimmel is the VB Today columnist for codeguru.com and developer.com and has written several books on object-oriented programming, including the recently released Visual Basic .NET Power Coding from Addison-Wesley and the upcoming Excel VBA 2003: Programmer's Reference from Wiley. He is the Chief Architect for Software Conceptions and is available to help design and build your next application. Paul is also the president of GLUGNET and he has done many presentations for the group before.

Need directions? Just follow this link: http://portal.artemis-solutions.com/glugnet/go/iris/3374/en-US/DesktopDefault.aspx

As always, please tell friends, co-workers and colleagues about the group. Everyone is welcome, they don't have to be geeks. Pizza and drinks will be served. Sorry for the short notice. Hope to see you there.

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