Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online and Samples

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SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a small footprint in-process database engine that allows developers to build robust applications for Windows Desktops and Mobile Devices. This download contains the Books Online and Samples for SQL Server Compact 3.5
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      SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online provides in-depth information about the features of the product. In addition to the Books Online, the sample applications helps to ramp up quickly on SQL Server Compact technology and an easy way to build applications rapidly.

      For information about Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.Net v1.0 download the Books Online

      Post feedback and questions to SQL Server Compact 3.5 MSDN Forum and Synchronization Services for ADO.Net MSDN Forum

      For tips and tricks visit Steve Lasker blog, Synchronization Services for ADO.Net blog and SQL Server Compact blog

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  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

      1. To download the Books Online, begin by installing .NET Framework 2.0. Download one of the versions from the System Requirements section.

      2. Click SSCEBOL-ENU.msi or the samples from the Files In This Download section.

      3. Do one of the following:

        • To start the installation immediately, click Run.

        • To save the download to your computer for installation later, click Save.

        • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

      • SQL Server Compact 3.5 is freely redistributable under a redistribution license agreement that requires registration. Independent software vendor (ISV) or solution integrator (SI) shipping applications using SQL Server Compact 3.5 must register for redistribution rights. Registering will help the ISV/ SI in getting information about SQL Server Compact critical security patches and hot fixes. The SQL Server Compact critical security patches and hot fixes have to be applied to the client installations by the ISV/ SI. For more information visit the registration page for SQL Server Compact 3.5 redistribution rights
      • Prior to installing the released version of SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online, uninstall all earlier versions of SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online CTP and Beta by using the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

      • SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online and Synchronization Services for ADO.Net Books Online do not ship with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. The Books Online is available as a web download only

      • Download SQL Server Compact 3.5 for Windows Desktop and SQL Server Compact 3.5 for Windows Mobile Devices

      • For replicating data between SQL Server Compact 3.5 or SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and SQL Server 2005 (or later versions of SQL Server 2005) install SQL Server Compact 3.5 Server Tools on the IIS server