VSDB 2008 Version Numbers

We frequently get asked how to identify the version a user is running with, so here is the list of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition releases. The information is retrieved using Help => About Microsoft Visual Studio inside the Visual Studio shell (devenv.exe). Alternatively you can copy the information to the clipboard using…

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VSDBCMD.EXE Return Codes

Quick one based on a forum question where somebody asked how to detect if VSDBCMD.EXE failed or succeeded inside a batch file. VSDBCMD.EXE does not return a very elaborate amount of information, there are just two return values 0 and 1, where zero indicates success and 1 failure. So in order to test for this…

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Agile Database Techniques

I am happy to announce that there is a new class dedicated to VSDB. “Agile Database Techniques”, is a 3-days course that provides students with the knowledge and skills to properly manage the SQL Server database development lifecycle in an agile environment. You will learn how to manage changes to the database structure, ensuring quality…

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