You Can’t Get There From Here

Yes Yukon![1]

I’ve had several people ask me about this offline in the last few weeks: Why can’t I connect to SQL server 2008 from Visual Studio 2008? My answer, of course, has been “because it doesn’t work in the current builds.” It doesn’t, but I haven’t been in a position where I’ve needed to make it work, so I’ve been happy connecting to SQL 2008 from Visual Studio 2005.

My friend and colleague Ted Malone[2], however did need to figure this out, and was kind enough to share with me what he found: A pretty table!

So even if there isn’t as much green as we might want, it’s still good to know exactly where we can get from where. Now when are we going to see that next SQL 2008 CTP, eh?

[1] Say it phonetically. It’s funny to me, but then again, I have had an awfully long week.
[2] Ted has a blog? Who knew?

About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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