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    BOF Session Tuesday at PDC

    digg_url = "http://www.stephenforte.net/PermaLink,guid,de13d9af-a5c7-453c-897d-830ac692607d.aspx";digg_title = "BOF Session Tuesday at PDC";digg_bgcolor = "#FFFFFF";digg_skin = "normal";digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; Joel and I are doing a BOF session on Tuesday about Agile tools and Teams. (I am not listed on the PDC web site for some reason, but I will be there alongside Joel.) We will most definitely show the Telerik Dashboard and Work Item Manager as well as chat about tons of other great tools. Most importantly, we want to hear from you at this session. We did it that way at TechEd in LA earlier this year (the #1 ranked interactive session at TechEd 2009) and it worked well. Hope to see you there and have a great discussion. Tooling on Agile Teams Joel Semeniuk in 309...
    November 16, 2009
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    Using Telerik OpenAccess with Visual Studio 2010 Beta2

    digg_url = "http://www.stephenforte.net/PermaLink,guid,bb9d49fd-982f-433b-9617-547de01a7978.aspx";digg_title = "Using Telerik OpenAccess with Visual Studio 2010 Beta2";digg_bgcolor = "#FFFFFF";digg_skin = "normal";digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; Just a few weeks ago Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 Beta2. Last week Telerik put its Q3 release live into production. One of the cool new Q3 features is that OpenAccess now works seamlessly with Visual Studio 2010. That means you can target .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 using either Visual Studio 2008 (.NET 3.5) or Visual Studio 2010 (.NET 4.0). I will do a quick demo with Visual Studio 2010, SQL Azure, and OpenAccess. With OpenAccess Q3 installed, I fired up Visual Studio 2010 and started a console project targeting .NET 4.0 While the project will target the .NET 4.0 Framework, we have to do one small thing to make...
    November 12, 2009
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    Telerik “M” Compare and “Repository” Migration Tool November CTP

    digg_url = "http://www.stephenforte.net/PermaLink,guid,56e074ee-bb50-453c-98b3-6f91b9773bed.aspx";digg_title = "Telerik “M” Compare and “Repository” Migration Tool November CTP";digg_bgcolor = "#FFFFFF";digg_skin = "normal";digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; Last summer Telerik released the Oslo Comparison and Migration Tool. It is a tool that is available free for the community. It allows you to compare two Microsoft code named “M” files, see a visual diff, and then merge the results. (M is the code name for a new data modeling language from Microsoft.) Telerik has expanded the tool to allow comparison of items in the SQL Server “Repository” and then do the same visualdiff and them merge the schema. Developers who have been playing with the M language and repository will find it very useful to have a tool that will allow comparisons and migrations, since the requirements...
    November 10, 2009
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    Using WCF with SQL Azure and Telerik OpenAccess

    digg_url = "http://www.stephenforte.net/PermaLink,guid,d5967a42-df98-4c12-9604-d788928f4b41.aspx";digg_title = "Using WCF with SQL Azure and Telerik OpenAccess";digg_bgcolor = "#FFFFFF";digg_skin = "normal";digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; Microsoft’s SQL Azure database offering has great 3rd party support. This week Telerik is releasing its Q3 version of its entire product line and the OpenAccess ORM will have more robust and native support for SQL Azure over what is currently available. I will expand on the example I did last week on connecting to SQL Azure by showing how to work with OpenAccess entities via WCF in a Silverlight application. The fist thing that you have to do is create a project for your data access layer and connect to SQL Azure. I started a new class library and used the Enable Project to use ORM wizard. This is where you...
    November 02, 2009
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    Connecting to SQL Azure with Telerik OpenAccess

    digg_url = "http://www.stephenforte.net/PermaLink,guid,b4b60e8a-953b-4cc6-b517-2b30ca985a42.aspx";digg_title = "Connecting to SQL Azure with Telerik OpenAccess";digg_bgcolor = "#FFFFFF";digg_skin = "normal";digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; With the official release of SQL Azure less than three weeks away, we are starting to see mainstream vendor support for SQL Azure. Telerik’s OpenAccess ORM is no exception. With the Q3 release of OpenAccess next week, OpenAccess will have full support for SQL Azure, going further than the basic support available today that I demonstrated on my blog last month. Full wizard support, forward and reverse mapping, and of course data services support via the Telerik Data Services Wizard. Let’s take a look at the basics here. Getting Started To get up and running and show the mapping and LINQ support, I will open Visual Studio 2008 (or 2010) and create a simple Console...
    October 30, 2009