Public CTP of VSDBPro Service Release 1 is NOW available (KB936202)


Or should I say is finally available. Anyhow here it is; the public first and last public CTP of the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals first Service Release.

What is in it?

  • 3+4 part name resolution through a new feature called “database references”
  • File groups and files are now part of the project settings and can e fully parameterize then to fit your deployment needs (this replaces the need for the storage deployment script)
  • SQLCMD variable support; this is enable through a new project property page for creating and editing variables that you can then use inside your scripts. Variables are stored inside the project file and can be mapped to MSBuild properties.

Besides this we now support SQL Server 2005 SP2 and we support running on Windows Vista. We fixed some parser and interpreter bugs that caused you to get faulty errors and warnings. This service release also includes the hotfix we released earlier this year which addressed the source code control performance problem.

Important notes:

  • This service release will upgrade your project file (.dbproj) when you first open your project after installing the service release. It will create a backup copy first.
  • This patch can be applied to both the retail and the trail edition of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals.
  • Since the service release is a so called patch installer, you need to have the RTM version installed.
    • If you have the hotfix installed (KB933015), you do not have to do anything, just install the this patch
    • If you were one of the lucky ones that was asked to test drive the private CTP of this service release, you have to uninstall that one first.
  • The installer does require that Visual Studio 2005 SP1 has been installed first
  • This CTP only supports the English version of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals; the final release will support all 9 languages.

Where can I get this:

You can provide feedback through our MSDN forum or through Microsoft Connect.

Thanks,
-GertD
“DataDude” Software Architect

Comments (11)

  1. Come check out a CTP of our upcoming Service Release for DBPro V1. For all the details, please check

  2. The DataDude team, aka the team that develops Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals,

  3. For those of you who are lucky and are already working with VSDBPRO, there is a service release CTP available

  4. SRLTeam says:

    The public CTP for the first service release of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals

  5. Erics Blog says:

    I’ve bloged about some problems we’ve had with Visual Studio Database Professional (VSDBPro) and now

  6. dalepres says:

    I’m glad to see updates coming.  I just have one question.  When, if ever, will we see an update that simplifies the "Update Action" selection control?  The process of clicking once to turn the label into a dropdown list and then clicking the dropdown list arrow to drop it down and then clicking the selection you want is a very repetitive and frustrating process – especially when there are a lot of changes you want to make.  Also, as part of this, please add a multi-select option like check boxes so you can select several items and then apply an update action to them all as a group.

  7. ericmatz says:

    I love the new Database References feature!  That was exactly the solution I’d envisioned to solve that problem, so I was glad to see it as part of this service release.  However, I’m in a predicament with a customer where two legacy databases reference eachother.  Naturally, you can’t add a circular reference between two database projects.  Is there a solution to this other than "fix the databases" (which would be a non-trivial effort)?

  8. Стал доступен для скачивания предварительный выпуск серверного релиза для Team Edition for Database Professionals

  9. Archi says:

    The DataDude team, aka the team that develops Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals,…

  10. Apologies – should have caught this earlier (but I was writing!): There’s a Service Release CTP for…

  11. Maor David says:

    The public CTP for the first service release of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals