Check it out, on the ADO.NET Team blog Faisal Mohamood, a PM on the LINQ to SQL team, posted on the new features you can expect to see added to LINQ to SQL. This includes support for new data types coming in SQL 2008.
Recently I was sent a question about how to read from a serial port and save the information to a database so instead of following up privately I thought I’d post my answer here. There’s a good article in the MSDN Library that has some hints on how to do this with the System.IO.Ports.SerialPort class.
This how-to video series is dedicated to getting Visual Basic developers productive on areas of data-based Windows Application development. The series starts with the basics of database development with SQL-Server 2005 Express then walks through the details of connecting to and querying databases,
If you’re new to SQL Express, Reporting Services, or databases in general, you’ll want to check out the SQL Server Express video series up on www.asp.net. I just finished watching them myself. These videos walk you through all the free tools you get with SQL Server Express edition.