Getting Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to talk to Microsoft SQL Server 2008


Visual Studio 2005 complains,

Error screenshot (read text on left)

Error screenshot (read text on left)

Database schema could not be retrieved for this connection. Please make sure the connection settings are correct and that the database is online. This server version is not supported. You must have Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 or later.

Except I have MS SQL Server 2008 Express.


Download and install this CTP (Community Technology Preview) which addresses the issue.