As many of you already know, I started my career at Microsoft as the PUM responsible for building the first version of Database Professionals, which was later merged into the VSTS Developer box.
I was thrilled to see the announce email ( which I have pasted verbatim into this post ) hit my inbox, announcing the beta availability of the Oracle DSP provider that works with the beta version of VSTS 2010. What this essentially means is that with these new bits from Quest Software, you can point the DBPro functionality at an Oracle database!
If you have seen the capabilities that the DBPro feature set enables but have been unable to take advantage of it due to the fact that your organization runs on top of an Oracle database, follow some of the links below!
You'll be glad you did!
The beta is LIVE!!
It seems like just yesterday that we began working on Project Fuze, the DSP for Oracle database support in Visual Studio Team System 2010… maybe that’s because I didn’t have to write the code! Anyway, after many, many months in our super-secret development lab we’ve finally finished the beta version! The public beta is now available on TeamFuze.net – make sure that you visit Microsoft’s site for more information on their public beta of Visual Studio Team System 2010 since you’ll need to have that running in order to try out Project Fuze.
Your participation is key!
Beta participation is free and open to anyone. However, in order to make the software actually useful to you, we need to hear back from you about the things you like (send that to me…) as well as the things you don’t like (send that to the developers!). Seriously, without your invaluable feedback, the beta is nothing more than a glorified preview. We want to do everything possible to make sure that Project Fuze will deliver an excellent experience and make you more productive in Visual Studio Team System; we can’t do that without your consistent, honest feedback. So please join the forums and post often! We’re listening!
Check out the video!
We recorded a video demonstration of how to use Project Fuze inside of Visual Studio Team System 2010. In it we cover creating a new Oracle database project, importing your schema, managing and altering objects, comparing your changes to the live schema and deploying them back to the database. Don’t forget to bookmark our YouTube playlist for future video updates.
Thanks to all of you for your patience these last few months!
-- The TeamFuze Team
For more information or to opt out of this newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org