SQL Server Developer Tools "Juneau" CTP3 bits available now!

Our CTP3 bits are available now through WebPI.  We invite you to evaluate this pre-release version of the SQL Server Developer Tools “Juneau” and send us your feedback.  If you are using Visual Studio Database Projects today you will find some improvements in this release including: Simplified project templates, SQL Azure/Denali support, offline/online table designer…

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On to Juneau

I recently joined the SQL Server Developer Tools team at Microsoft.  Our team is working on “Juneau”.  You can learn more about Juneau here on the Team’s blog. I have posted little over the last year, but now expect that to change as I am excited to once again be working handful of exciting new…

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Visual Studio 2010 Database Guide published on CodePlex

I have been collaborating with Jens Suessmeyer, the VS ALM Rangers, MVPs, and numerous internal customers on guidance for Visual Studio Database Projects for the 2010 release.  The guidance we created covers numerous best practices and contains links to many hands-on labs. This guidance was recently published on codeplex here: Visual Studio Database Guide. In…


Goodbye dbp…Hello dbproj!

In Visual Studio 2010, Database Edition or DBPro Projects (.dbproj) have replaced the old Database Projects (.dbp) from previous versions of Visual Studio.  Database Projects (.dbproj) are available in Professional, Premium, and Ultimate versions of Visual Studio.   For those who have used the old .dbp projects and have these in their solutions your .dbp…

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2010 Database Projects at Xerox Services

During the 2010 product cycle I collaborated with Xerox Services frequently as a part of Microsoft’s TAP Program.  The TAP program allows organizations to participate in the product cycle by getting access to software throughout product lifecycle at prerelease milestones, 1 on 1 time with product team members to help implement product features, and a channel to…

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2010 Beta 2 Database Projects available in downloadable VMs

Been putting off evaluating Visual Studio 2010? New VMs are available to download that includes Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Ultimate and Team Foundation Server 2010.  It’s now easier than ever to evaluate Beta 2. They come in 3 flavors:   ·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Hyper-V) ·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Windows…


Visual Studio Premium and Database Projects

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is available!  For those of you who are MSDN subscribers you can download it today through MSDN subscriber’s page. For everyone else you will have access to it on Wednesday.   Visual Studio Database Edition features are now in Visual Studio 2010 Premium.  The Database Project is also available in…