I installed Visual Studio 11 Pro and it looks really awesome!
Unfortunately it disabled my abillity to connect remote MS SQL Server 2008 or MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express and through Visual Studio (both 2010 and 11 Beta).
I have no problems connecting to my local database which is version 10.0.5500 and
I can connect to the remote databases through SQL Server Management Studio 2008.
This problem only exist in Visual Studio.
I am working with Windows 7.
My own programs connecting remote databases via EF or LinqToSQL are also compromised. (before i installed VS 11 beta they worked well.) They can not connect the remote database server!
May be some shared functionality is responsible for this failure. (.net 4.5 beta? or some old cached settings, connections... )
The error i get when i try to connect is:
Cannot connect to xxx.xxx.xx.xxx\SQLEXPRESS.
A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the pre-login handshake. (provider: SSL Provider, error: 0 - Something with: "Timeout was cancelled" in my own language .)
(Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 258)
I'm pretty lost here as everything seems to work except in Visual Studio :/