What happened to DBP (aka database) projects in Visual Studio 2010?

Technorati Tags: DBP,database,project,visual studio 2010 In Visual Studio 2010 DBP projects (also known as database projects) have been replaced by DBPROJ projects (aka SQL Server 2005 or 2008 Database Projects). DBPROJ projects have only been available in Visual Studio Team System 2005 and 2008. Now these project types are available in Visual Studio 2010 Professional,…

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What is a Visual Studio 2010 Data-tier Application project?

Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010,Data Dude,DBPro,Database Project,DAC,Data-tier Application In Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 we have introduced a new database project type to support SQL Server Data-tier Applications (DAC). For detailed information on what DACs are please search for information available on SQL’s Books On Line (BOL). I suggest using the search string “SQL Server…


Implementing a WIX installer that calls the GDR version of VSDBCMD.EXE

Technorati Tags: Data Dude,DBPro,Database Edition,VSDBCMD,WiX,Setup,MSI One of the cool things that shipped with the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR (aka the GDR) is the command line utility VSDBCMD.EXE. By using this utility, you can take the artifacts created by building a Database Project and deploy them to a database instance. If the…

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