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Office 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 (soon) available on MSDN!

April 26th, 2010 No comments

If you haven’t heard already, Microsoft have RTM’d both Office 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 and Office is already available for MSDN Subscribers with SQL Server 2008 R2 arriving soonishly – you can look at the download page for SQL Server 2008 R2 and download it from MSDN now (03/05/2010). There’s also a great ebook titled “Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2” available in XPS and PDF format 🙂

I’m one of those who love the ribbon UI, its made things easier for me (helps that I really wasn’t a heavy MSFT Office user back in the days). Now everyone’s getting on board the ribbon train, even the beloved WinZip!

Don’t forget the Office 2010 Movie from last year.

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Free ApexSql Code code

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

Request your free copy of ApexSQL Code by following the directions below!

We are launching a new promotion for the new Online Template Library of ApexSQL Code 2008.

UPDATE – ApexSQL Code for FREE! A $249 value

In an effort to really jump start the ApexSQL Code community and get more templates we are temporarily offer for free, no strings attached, full licenses of ApexSQL Code 2008 w/ 1 yr Maint to anyone who requests one.

The license will be for ApexSQL Code w/ 1 yr Maintenance for Support and Upgrades.

To request it email sales@apexsql.com and include “Free ApexSQL Code” in the subject header. We will process the request and send you your own individual key within 1 business day. These will be fullfilled via the same process as people who purchase them – the only difference is the cost is $0.

We encourage people to post feedback on our forums (bugs, feature requests etc) and post templates.

My goal is to continue this until we get a good number of user posted templates on our Online Template Library.

You will be able to continue to use your key and ApexSQL Code 2008 ad infinitum. To upgrade to ApexSQL Code 2009 (when it is released) would only require a renewal fee of 25% of purchase price. Currently $50.

This promotion could end at any time so get your request in ASAP. The keys will be viable though after the promotion ends.

Note: If you don’t receive a key in 2 business days, please send a second request (third, call etc). We have gotten a lot of requests and it is inevitable that some might get missed on the first time around.

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Get Apex SQL Code for free!

We are launching a new promotion for the new Online Template Library of ApexSQL Code 2008.

UPDATE – ApexSQL Code for FREE! A $249 value

In an effort to really jump start the ApexSQL Code community and get more templates we are temporarily offer for free, no strings attached, full licenses of ApexSQL Code 2008 w/ 1 yr Maint to anyone who requests one.

The license will be for ApexSQL Code w/ 1 yr Maintenance for Support and Upgrades.

To request it email sales@apexsql.com and include “Free ApexSQL Code” in the subject header. We will process the request and send you your own individual key within 1 business day. These will be fullfilled via the same process as people who purchase them – the only difference is the cost is $0.

We encourage people to post feedback on our forums (bugs, feature requests etc) and post templates.

My goal is to continue this until we get a good number of user posted templates on our Online Template Library.

You will be able to continue to use your key and ApexSQL Code 2008 ad infinitum. To upgrade to ApexSQL Code 2009 (when it is released) would only require a renewal fee of 25% of purchase price. Currently $50.

This promotion could end at any time so get your request in ASAP. The keys will be viable though after the promotion ends.

Note: If you don’t receive a key in 2 business days, please send a second request (third, call etc). We have gotten a lot of requests and it is inevitable that some might get missed on the first time around.

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Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 & .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Released!

August 12th, 2008 No comments

Finally after a long wait Microsoft have just RTM’d Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 weighing in at a hefty 851Mb (ISO). The update also includes fixes for .NET Framework 3.5, which brings some cool new features to the table.

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 delivers:

  • Improved WPF designers
  • SQL Server 2008 support
  • ADO.NET Entity Designer
  • Visual Basic and Visual C++ components and tools (including an MFC-based Office 2007 style ‘Ribbon’)
  • Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server (TFS) addresses customer feedback on version control usability and performance, email integration with work item tracking and full support for hosting on SQL Server 2008
  • Richer JavaScript support, enhanced AJAX and data tools, and Web site deployment improvements

The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 delivers:

  • Performance increases between 20-45% for WPF-based applications – without having to change any code
  • WCF improvements that give developers more control over the way they access data and services
  • Streamlined installation experience for client applications
  • Improvements in the area of data platform, such as the ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services and support for SQL Server 2008’s new features

This effectively means the previous workaround for those who couldnt wait for SQL Server 2008 installation is redundant now that you can download a copy the final release!!! Yay for us!

If your like me and got down and dirty with pre-releases you’ll have to use the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 Hotfix Cleanup Utility first followed by the VS2008 Preparation Tool and try the installation.

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