Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition


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Now that Visual Studio 2008 is available, the question arises what has changed for Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals in the 2008 edition?

Not much is the answer. Since our first release was done completely out-of-band while other teams were actively working on the Visual Studio 2008 release, our main goal was to integrate in to main Visual Studio 2008 (aka. Orcas) code base. However we did make some changes that you should be aware of. 

What changed:

What did not change:

  • The database project functionality is only available in two of the Visual Studio Team System SKU’s
    • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
    • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite (including the trial edition)
  • The functionality that was made available through Power Tools for 2005, remains inside the Power Tools for the 2008 release, we are trying to release a new Power Tools release targeting 2008 later this month.

What is next?

Now that we are done with Visual Studio 2008, we are all working on our next big deliverable which is Visual Studio Team System Code Name “Rosario”.

Thanks,
-GertD

Comments (17)

  1. nico-fr83 says:

    Any news on the tool to generate documentation for a database ?

    Thanks

    Nicolas

  2. Andy Leonard says:

    Gert D announced Visual Studio 2008 Team System Database Edition on his blog today. There’s more good

  3. With the release of Visual Studio 2008 comes the release of Visual Studio 2008 Team System Database Edition.

  4. Hosam Kamel says:

    Now that Visual Studio 2008 is available, the question arises what has changed for Visual Studio Team

  5. Q: Any news on the tool to generate documentation for a database ?

    A: I am working on this right now, we will first release the Power Tools for 2008 with equivalent functionality of the 2005 ones and then we will update them both at the same time.

  6. Sul blog ufficiale del team di sviluppo è possibile dare un'occhiata ai cambiamenti che vedremo nella

  7. A while back, Microsoft gave us the excellent Power Tools release for the database edition of VSTS 2005

  8. johnretlaw says:

    Are all of these 2008 fixes going to be released as a service pack or something for VS 2005?

    I just found out the hard way that VS 2008 DB Edition won’t open any 2005 BIDS projects!!!!!!

    I have a SOLUTION that has several different project type (including ssis projects) and I can no longer edit/design my BI projects.

    So basically, we can’t benefit from the fixes unless we upgrade to sql server 2008 (which isn’t even released yet)!!!!

    WTF!

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  11. ShawnMc says:

    Nice work!

    Are the Power Tools compatible with VS2008?  I tried to install them with the VS2008 Team Suite Trial, but was given the following error message:

    "You must install Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals Service Release 1 (KB936612) before you can install the Power tools."

  12. Alex M says:

    Hello !

    I wonder is there any way to automate the feature of "Schema Compare" of VSDB in VS2008? My particular goal is to compare on daily basis schema at development db server and schema in team foundation server and to apply change if needed and generate migration scripts as daily build.

    Regards,

    Alex

  13. Ken Brubaker says:

    A common question in my mind is how to correctly refer to the various editions of Team System in a short…

  14. Dev@Mic says:

    Hello

          i wanted to know whether i can call the schema comparison tool programmatically and get the out put in some kind of file which i can read … this is because we do a lot of test automation and we would like to check whether the schema cofirms or not before we start our test automation suite

  15. [ Nacsa Sándor , 2009. február 8.] Ez a Team System változat az adatbázis változások kezeléséhez és teszteléséhez

  16. Labas dienas, Šoreiz ir stāsts par Visual Studio for DB Professionals un problēmu, ar kuru varētu

  17. André says:

    Do we need the server part to run that version ?

    Thanks!