Creating SQL Applications with Microsoft Platform Ready

Microsoft brought the entire SQL Server family into Microsoft Platform Ready, including: SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 Express or SQL Server 2008 R2. There's still the same great technical resources, training support and testing tools available, but now for the entire SQL Server family.MPR is designed to give you what you need to plan, […]

Microsoft brought the entire SQL Server family into Microsoft Platform Ready, including: SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 Express or SQL Server 2008 R2. There's still the same great technical resources, training support and testing tools available, but now for the entire SQL Server family.

MPR is designed to give you what you need to plan, build, test and take your solution to market.

You can now test your apps against common compatibility issues, get remediation advice, and receive product logos upon success. Your results also help you qualify for MPN competencies, providing you access to additional software licenses and marketing benefits. Go to the Test tab to begin testing your apps today. as exclusive offers. It's easy to get started here are some step-by-step instructions to get your app with SQL Server into MPR:

  1. Sign in with your Live ID.
  2. Head to the My MPR tab and click on pencil to edit your app.
  3. Under MPR Tech, select SQL Server and choose your version of SQL Server:
    • SQL Server 2008
    • SQL Server 2008 Express
    • SQL Server 2008 R2
  4. Click Save & Submit.

To receive a copy of Office Professional 2010 at no cost, just self-verify that your app is compatible or pass the MPR free online compatibility test with SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 Express before May 31 2011. View Promotion Terms & Conditions