DB Unit Testing White Paper

Sachin is about to publish a white paper detailing the unit testing capabilities in DBPro. If you are interested in database unit testing and how DBPro can help you out in that arena, this white paper is for you! Give him the feedback before the paper becomes a permanent member on the MSDN site! 🙂

VS SP1 Shipped!

VS SP1 shipped, which includes some big updates for Visual Studio Team System. See Brian Harry’s post for more details. There is nothing new on the DBPro front, but important nonetheless!

Using the old Database Projects?

Mairead has just posted, requesting feedback from folks who are or have used the Visual Studio 2005 and/or 2003 database projects ( .dbp ). If you have, please check out her post here and provide feedback! Thanks! Cameron

Final V1 binaries on MSDN

Just wanted to make sure everyone saw the fact that availability of our final V1 bits are now available! See Gert’s post for more details. I do want to emphasize the following sentence in Gert’s post: “The full product download on MSDN is a full image only, so 2.9 GB or so, if you already…


Version One of DBPro is DONE!

We have released the final V1 bits to manufacturing! WooHooo!!!! 🙂 This has been quite an exciting journey, and this team has successfully executed against a vision established just over a year ago. I’m very proud of this product unit, and what we have been able to achieve. I’m most proud of how interactive the…

Process Guidance Availability

I mentioned in my last post the availability of the new MSF process guidance that included the DBPro content, but failed to mention where you can actually download that content and check it out. If you are interested in the MSF for Agile content, click here. For the MSF for CMMI, click here. Please see…


Nov. 30th is the Date!

This has been a fantastic day! Today at the SQL PASS conference, we publicly announced our RTM ( Release To Manufacturing ) date, and have announced additional content to the MSF Agile and MSF CMMI process guidance templates. CA also announced an integration with it AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler product with DBPro, which is also…


Team System Chat

Another all-up Visual Studio Team System Chat is planned for tomorrow. These chats have been going over very well, giving folks like yourself the ability to get in and ask some questions with VSTS team members. So if you have some thoughts / questions you want to share, please see below! Visual Studio Team System…

Offline Database Development

DBPro supports an offline development model. This is a key notion to understand if you are to realize the full potential of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals ( aka “Data Dude” or “DBPro” ). Many folks do not quite understand the importance or power of this feature on first blush. Fundamentally, once…


CTP7 Is Live!

Please follow this link to get our final CTP before release! Please be sure to read my post from yesterday, and be sure to check out Gert’s post for more lower level details about the CTP. Onward!