SQL Server December CTP available

I’m probably about the  hundredth person to notice this and blog about it, but I’m not usually at home when these things happen. Thought I’d take the opportunity.

The SQL Server 2005 Community Technology Preview – Dec edition is available on MSDN subscriptions site

The Express Manager tool (free tool for management of SQL Express) is also available

It doesn’t appear that you need an updated version on Visual Studio 2005 to work with this. You do need the Visual Studio 2005 *October* CTP, though. The Beta 2 version of Visual Studio 2005 won’t do it…


4 thoughts on “SQL Server December CTP available

  1. Yes, I’m referring to Beta 1 Visual Studio (the one released at the same time as SQL Server 2005 Beta 2) not being new enough to work with this CTP.

    To work with the December CTP version of SQL Server 2005 you need the Oct CTP version of Visual Studio 2005.

  2. Okay so the October CTP of VS2005, and Dec CTP of Sql 2k5 should work fine and dandy on one machine? Is there a particular recommended install order?

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