Making Visual Studio 2008 work with SQL Server 2008 will require a patch, official says. Microsoft has been working to link the upcoming SQL Server 2008 database to the company’s software development platforms, with some glitches found along the way, according to two separate Microsoft blog posts. Using the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 software development platform with SQL Server 2008 will require a patch, said S. “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division, in a blog entry published on Sunday.
“For Visual Studio 2008 to support SQL Server 2008, we will be delivering a patch to coincide with the next CTP (Community Technology Preview) of SQL Server 2008,” Somasegar said. No date has been announced for this next CTP, a Microsoft representative said.
Microsoft’s Data Programmability team identified a roadblock to linking to SQL Server 2008 from Visual Studio 2008 as well as from Visual Studio 2005, which is the predecessor to Visual Studio 2008. Microsoft already shipped a patch enabling Visual Studio 2005 to connect a SQL Server 2008 database. This was done to coincide with the November CTP of the database, Somasegar said. The Data Programmability team has cited an issue involving design-time connectivity between the Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 platforms and SQL Server 2008.
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