This is an update my previous blog post about the Microsoft Empower program. Here is the new link to the program: https://empower-isv.one.microsoft.com/isv/programguide/Default.aspx If you keep clicking the Next button, you’ll get to the Benefits page which, among other things, lists the following benefit that you get for just $375: Development and Testing Licenses MSDN® Universal Subscription (Licenses included in MSDN are for development and testing only) One (1) MSDN Universal license and four (4) user licenses. Up to five (5) partner staff members can use MSDN licenses for development and testing concurrently. Basically, they require that you build an … Continue reading New Microsoft Empower Program Link – Get MSDN Universal on the cheap–just $375!
I’ve had a number of developers ask me about encountering the “Create Instance Failed” error messsage when instantiating an object at design time in conjunction with the Object Test Bench. I was able to consistently reproduce this error by turning on Enable SQL Server debugging. If you are experiencing this problem, you can try the following to see if it “fixes” the problem: Right-click your project and select Properties from the shortcut menu. Under Debug, uncheck Enable SQL Server debugging if it’s selected You may also get this error if you are working in a Web project. If you disable … Continue reading Create Instance Failed in Object Test Bench – Culprit: Enable SQL Server Debugging