Sunday, May 13, 2012

LocalDB management using SQLLOCALDB



Sql Server Express 2012 the latest free version of SQL Server from Microsoft has five options of download from a small foot print version (SQL Express 2012 LocalDB or simply LocalDB) to the full  version with all bells and whistles. The product comes in both (32  bit) and (x64bit) versions in several European and Asian Languages.

  LocalDB, an embeddable small foot print version of SQL Server Express ideal for learning as well as providing backend support for desktop,  web, and small server applications is also installed when you choose  to install "SQL Server Express 2012 with tools". In this article the  installation of SQL Server Express 2012 with tools and moreusing the  sqllocaldb executable to administer the LocalDB is described.

Read the full article here,


http://www.sswug.org/articlesection/default.aspx?TargetID=63070

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Microsoft Carnival at Packt Publishing



This is a different kind of carnival not the one in Rio de Janeiro that takes place around February each year.


This is Packt's Microsoft Carnival. You can buy the latest books related to Microsoft's ground breaking software from the best of the breed (with great humility I add myself to this group) authors at great bargains.




Packt Publishing brings to you an exciting choice of discounts for Microsoft books and e-books. They have slashed their prices by 30%, go crazy and make the most of this Carnival before it ends…

* Buy any Microsoft print book from below and get 20% off
* Buy any Microsoft e-book from below and get 30% off
* Buy PacktLib subscription and get 10% off