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Jump in Camp - SQL Server Edition

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Something very exciting is happening next week, myself and a bunch of other people will be descending on Seattle for the latest Microsoft Jump in Camp.

Following on from the camp I attended in Zurich (Here is what happened) the next camp focuses primarily on MSSQL Server and how it can be leveraged by applications such as osCommerce to give our end users a wider choice of platforms on which they can run osCommerce.

Historically osCommerce has only supported MySQL and Apache based around *nix operating systems, this has served the project well for a number of years, but I think the time has now come to expand the range of platforms we officially support.

In the upcoming 2.3.0 release we have been working on improving support for Windows/IIS and very soon it will be even easier to install osCommerce in that environment, the next logical step is to expand support for other database back-end with a logical choice being MSSQL.

I am very much looking forward to spending time with a number of very clever people from both Microsoft and other projects from the open-source community for what I expect will be an awesome event.

For more information on what is planned for the camp take a look at the Jump in Camp Website