Thinking About SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename “Juneau”– Part 2

This is the second post in my series on thinking about SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename “Juneau” (SSDT). The intent of this series is to orient new SSDT users with the product by comparing SSDT’s program model to the program model of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). The following table, copied from the previous post…

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SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename “Juneau” Available Now!

  After a lot of hard work by the team, the CTP3 bits for SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename “Juneau” (SSDT) are now available for everyone to take for a spin. The SSDT install experience is based on Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer (Web PI) and lays down all the SSDT goodness you need, including the…

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Thinking About SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename “Juneau”– Part 1

<Disclaimer> Folks that are familiar with Visual Studio 2010 SQL Server database projects will find most of this post to be old hat. Additionally, the contents of this post are the opinions of one PM and don’t reflect the opinions of my Architect, GPM, GM, or Microsoft as a whole.   😉 </Disclaimer> When I first…

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Reducing System TCO with Modifiability Analysis

Even though I currently work as Program Manager I spent most of my career working as a software architect and architecture remains my first love. As such, I thought I would share a whitepaper I recently wrote for one of my Master’s degree classes. The subject is reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of…

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See SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename “Juneau” In Action

This blog has been dark for 7 months as I’ve been working on the next generation of Microsoft’s database development tools – SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename “Juneau” (which I will abbreviate as SSDT for obvious reasons ;-). As SSDT has reached a point of public disclosure, I feel the time is right to open…

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