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Thursday, December 13, 2007

SQL Server 2005 Non-Adoption

The tide may have finally turned, but I have some opinions why SQL Server 2005 was not initially embraced by a lot of IT shops.

First of all, have you seen how well it integrates with Access 2003 for ADP development? It's phenomenal! (In the sense that it is non-functional.) Let's hope Access 2007 / SQL Server 2008 integration works.

Second of all, I have a sneaking suspicion that there really weren't a lot of devs out there dying to write C# or VB.NET stored procedures, and that this highly touted new feature was largely a gimmick imagined up by the big brains in Redmond and not really something that the practical developer would really use. T-SQL rocks after all! :)

You have opinions one way or the other?

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