RTM Download Available on MSDN (updated Jan 8th 2007)

The Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals RTM bits are available for download! MSDN subscribers can find the bits by looking at their available subscription downloads.  MSDN provides the full image download of the standalone SKU which is 2.9GB in size (this contains Visual Studio 2005 Pro, MSDN and the Visual Studio Team Edition…


v1.0 RTM

Yeah, it is for real! Today the product team has officially signed off on v1.0 of “Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals”. Build x251 is released to manufacturing (RTM). It was Euan Garden who started talking about the need for a product like this in November 2004; this is when the “DataDude” was first conceived….


How To Run as Normal User

Can you use Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals running as a normal Windows user? Yes! You have to provision the Windows user with the appropriate rights and privileges on the local SQL Server instance that is used for design time validation. In order for a normal Windows users to use Visual Studio Team…


RegEx Is Your Friend

The power of VSTE DBPro data generation, lays in the fact you can generate data that closely matches your domain values allowed in your environment. The problem is that knowledge of the allowed and disallowed domain values can not always be derived from the schema, so you have to go in to the designer and…


CTP7 is Live!

We are happy to announce that CTP7 is already here, no need to wait till next Monday, here it is! http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/1/9/319c5020-0fed-4dc1-b043-69567fda3941/TeamDataCTP7.exe CTP6 was only released 2 weeks ago, so what changed? We added how many errors/warnings you want to see and make it configurable. We added the ability to suppress warnings same like in a…


Tell us what you think by filling in the CTP6 survey

Seriously, we want to know what you think about CTP6. Take it for a spin and fill in the CTP6 survey. Thanks in advance for your time and cooperation,-GertD”DataDude” Development Manager

Datadude on the road

The SQL Server conference and event season is starting, so the “DataDude” is gonna hit the road; presentations, demonstrations and talk to many many users and customers. I will be presenting at the following events: SQLSkills Immersion Event in New York On Friday Oct 20th, I am giving a half day guest lecture at the SQLSkills…



Wow, I am happy to announce that CTP6 of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals is available for download, right now! We took an extra week plus 1 day to get here, but I am sure it is worth the wait, this is an overview of the highlights in CTP6 Full support for SQL…


Creating a database project with Team Edition for Database Professionals

We just released an illustrative video that walks you through how to setup a database project using Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. Check out: https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=239352 -GertD”DataDude” Development Manager


What Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Can Do for You

I just wanted to direct you attention to a great article named “What Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Can Do for You” from Tony Loton on MSDN about our product It is based on CTP4, but all information is still valid and provides a great introduction to our product. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/default.aspx?pul… -GertD”DataDude”…