For all you MySQL lovers out there, your dream has come true! Expect the possibility to integrate MySQL directly into your Visual Studio environment very soon. According to MySQL it will be released as plugin in the near future.
The company has paid $3,000 to become a member of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program in a move that will help cement the database’s use on Windows. MySQL joins more than 240 other ISVs also working with Microsoft. MySQL says 40 per cent of its downloads are for Windows, and VSIP membership will provide greater integration between the database and Microsoft’s development environment.
Following the statistics, 40 per cent of the MySQL downloads are for Windows. The new partnership improves the integration of the database in existing Microsoft products.
I’m still using MySQL for some of my projects so these are great news!
Source: The Register