Friday, June 02, 2006

The LINQ Project & SQL Prompt

Microsoft has begun work on the next version of .Net. One of the key features is integrated SQL commands. T-SQL keywords and commands will now be part of intellisense, elimating spelling errors. In addition, table and field names will also be incorporated in intellisense. This project is named LINQ (Language Integrated Query). To read more about LINQ, please visit The LINQ Project.

For those that can't wait for the next release of .Net to use this feature, Red Gate Software has introduced SQL Prompt. This product provides SQL Intellisense in Microsoft Query Analyzer, SQL Server 2005 Management Studio, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio .NET 2003, SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager, and UltraEdit32. To read more about this product or to download a free version, please visit the SQL Prompt web site.

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