Release Candidate of GDR QFE

Yesterday, March 25th, the development team released an RC of the upcoming QFE of the Visual Studio 2008 Team System Database Edition GDR bits. I was surprised to read the new naming “Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition GDR v2 RC1”. Anyhow what is in a name? It is about the content if you would ask…


SQL Connections Slides and Demo Posted

It was great to be able to meet many new users of the Database Edition product at the SQL Connection Spring 2009 conference this week. Thank you for attending the sessions. There were lots of great questions, critical feedback and input for new features and improvements, they are all noted! As promised the slides and…



Can the “real” database project please identify itself? Life can be confusing and we did not help you making it much easier by having two types of Database Projects inside Visual Studio. For the longest time there has been a “Database Project” inside Visual Studio. This project type has the file extension of .DBP and…


Up to SQL Connections Spring 2009 (Orlando, FL)

Next week I will be presenting at SQL Connections in Orlando where I will be covering some fun topics on DataDude and general SQL Server. Here is the list. SQL Connections Spring 2009 (Orlando, FL) SDB413: Automating Database Deployment Do you have a need to automate the deployment of your database schema? Learn how to…


FIX: Blank Unit Test Designer Problem

If you are running in to the following problem when creating unit tests when using database projects, there now is a fix! Consider the following scenario, you have you database project (.dbproj) open and requesting the creation of a Database Unit Test by right clicking on for example a stored procedure objects inside Schema View….


Dealing with Confused Installations

  Is your Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR installation confused? Does your menu suffer from multiple instance disorder? Here is what you can do about it. Make sure that Visual Studio (devenv.exe) is closed. Start an elevated command prompt. Run the following two commands: "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\DBPro\DBProRepair.exe" RemoveDBPro2008 "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio…