Friday, May 07, 2010

POS for .NET and Framework 4

Sigh. It would *appear* that the Microsoft Pos .Net library and the .Net 4.0 framework are not 100% compatible. This Pos .Net Forum post explains the problem, which is basically that the Pos .Net binaries include CAS policies (which they should have in previous versions) and .Net 4 has dropped CAS support in many cases. As a result .Net 4 now generates a warning/error unless the application configuration file is modified to specifically re-enable CAS.

Hopefully Microsoft will provide a fix for Pos .Net soon... but perhaps more of a concern is what other libraries, be they 1st, 2nd or 3rd party, are now broken ? You're own libraries you can update easily enough (probably), but if this becomes a prevalent problem with other .Net dependencies it could be a real headache !

Thursday, May 06, 2010

2.5x More Storage for SQL Server Express

This might be old news to some people, but this morning I had reason to download SQL Server Express 2008 R2 and I noticed they are advertising databases sizes of up to 10 gigabytes, which is roughly 2.5 times the maximum database size allowed in Sql 2005 (4gb).

That's pretty cool.

Thank you Microsoft.