Author Archives: Rick Saling

About Rick Saling

I work at Microsoft as a Senior Programmer Writer, currently documenting Entity Framework. Prior to that I did database design work for many years. Non-work interests include outdoors (hiking, scrambling, backpacking), political issues, travel, learning languages (currently working on Turkish).

Entity Framework FAQs Success with Wiki

I won’t bore everyone with daily updates, but I went to check my Hotmail account where Entity Framework FAQs wiki updates get posted, and found that on Friday, 2 people had changed 13 pages of the FAQs. The site had … Continue reading

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Entity Framework FAQs website moved to Technet wiki

The move was completed yesterday. The Frequently Asked Questions are now at: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/entity-framework-faq.aspx Feel free to browse, and, since it’s a wiki, to contribute. If you have ideas for new questions, you can even add them to the site yourself, … Continue reading

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Entity Framework FAQs Moving

We have decided to use Microsoft’s Technet Wiki site to host the Entity Framework FAQs web site. There are two main reasons for this: the current build process for the site is difficult to understand (for me at least), but … Continue reading

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SQL Azure and Entity Framework Connection Fault Handling

There’s a great blog posting by James Podgorski on the MSDN App Fabric Customer Advisory Team blog site, called SQL Azure and Entity Framework Connection Fault Handling.  James provides some background, and then goes through three scenarios, with code samples, … Continue reading

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Erratic Blogging

Seems to be an occupational hazard for some folks at MSFT. I start out swearing I’ll blo… (cont) http://deck.ly/~Vy9NG

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Entity Framework 4.1 Released

Entity Framework 4.1 released on 4/12 http://bit.ly/dL4Ffi Our docs are under “Getting Started” -> MSDN Documentation

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How to Find the Version of SQL Server that is Running?

My colleague Jason has posted a great entry (with a video) on how to determine what version(s?) of SQL Server you have running, at Find your Installed SQL Server Versions and Instances. What’s especially nice about the posting is that it … Continue reading

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