Visual Studio / SQL Server install order on Windows 7

Quite a while ago I blogged about the Visual Studio / SQL Server install order on Windows Vista. I’m about to go through a similar exercise on Windows 7 and given the issues I had then I thought that it would be only right to document the procedure in case any problems arose. Last time, […]

SQL Server / Visual Studio Install Order

Yesterday I paved my laptop in order to upgrade to Windows Vista. I’ve now started to reinstall everything from scratch again. However, one thing that didn’t work out was the installation of SQL Server 2005. No matter what I tried I could not seem to get it to install the SQL Server Management Studio – […]

What's New in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

Finally, Microsoft have a date for an event in Scotland. It is on 16th of October in their new offices in Waverley Gate, Edinburgh. Here are the details: [Register for the event here] 16 October 2008 13:30 – 16:15 Welcome Time: 13:00 Microsoft Scotland Waverley Gate 2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG Event Overview Timings […]

Contradictory messages

While attempting to create a database project in Visual Studio 2008 against a SQL Server 2008 database I got a rather odd error message. The dialog used to create the project requests information about the SQL Server database. It clearly states “The server version must be 2005 or later”. No problem, I thought. So I […]