Tag Archives: SharePoint development

HTML5: Free training, exam voucher and more!

With the new approach for SharePoint 2013 to use apps with CSOM, created with HTML5, JavaScript etc, it is time to get going on client side programming.

(Update: The free exam voucher is apparently no longer available due to popular demand…)

Fortunately Microsoft has resources for you:

  1. Free Exam – Get a free voucher to take exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 w/ JavaScript + CSS3. Find the voucher code. http://aka.ms/HTML5OfferMVA
  2. Free Training – Want to learn HTML5 or brush up before taking the exam? Sign up to access the free online HTML5 course. http://aka.ms/HTML5OfferMVA
  3. Free eBook – Courtesy of Microsoft Press, “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript”  http://aka.ms/win8apps-ebook 
  4. Free Events – Microsoft Learning Partners are holding #TechShowcase events around the world. Find and attend one near you: http://aka.ms/TechShowcase

Copied From: HTML5: Free training, exam voucher and more! – Veronica’s Blog – Born To Learn

MSDN: More information on Apps for SharePoint

Visual Studio schema compare does not support the specified database

When doing a schema compare from a Visual Studio project to a database hosted in SQL Server the following error message appeared:


This error message appeared because I was using SQL Server 2012 in this specific development environment and hadn’t updated the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) to the correct version to support SQL Server 2012.

Solution: Upgrade SSDT for Visual Studio to the latest version and update the database project.


  1. Update SSDT
  2. Update the Data-Tier Application Framework
  3. Update the Project


Visual Studio 2010 (and 2012) Premium and Ultimate support comparison and synchronization of database schemas. this feature is described on MSDN here:


More information

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools …

…provides an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work for any SQL Server platform (both on and off premise) within Visual Studio. Database developers can use the SQL Server Object Explorer in VS to easily create or edit database objects and data, or execute queries…


Download the latest SSDT and Power Tools:


Download the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Data-Tier Application Framework (November 2012)


How to: Convert VS 2010 Database Projects to SSDT Database Projects and Re-target to a Different Platform