Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR – RTM

Finally the moment is there, the final version of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR has been released to the web. Although the name "GDR", which stands for "General Redistribution Release", implies otherwise, this really is a complete new release, based on a new architecture. We have taken the architectural changes from…

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What is in the Power Tools v1.0 release?

For those of you who have been paying close attention, you know that August 6th is the date I promised the first Power Tools to be released. So where are they? We are not there yet, we released the first release candidate today, I need to finish two more threat models and then we are…

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VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR June CTP

Today, at Tech*Ed 2008 Developer, we announced the immediate availability of the first public CTP of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR. GDR stands for General Distribution Release. The GDR will be an out-of-band release enabling support for SQL Server 2008. It also introduces the new product architecture, which for those of…

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition

  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…

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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….

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR September CTP

The Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR September CTP is now available for download. This is the last CTP, we started our final descend, we will publish a public RC (release candidate) when it is ready, followed by the RTM release. The upcoming RC (release candidate) will be a "go-live" release. The two…

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Partial Projects

The Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR release introduces two new ways on how to share information between projects, partial projects and composite projects. This blog post will go in to how to use partial projects, composite projects will be discussed in a later post. When we started talking to existing users of…

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VSTSDB 2008 GDR CTP16 is here!

The team is happy to announce that we just released CTP16, of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR release. We are yet another step closer to reaching the finish line which is waiting for us at PDC in Oct of this year. This release adds the following features: VSDBCMD.EXE We added independent…

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition Power Tools

The “DataDude” team is happy to announce the availability of the Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition. The Power Tools for 2008 contains all the functionality we shipped in 2005 plus: Command line SQL Static Code Analysis execution through MSBuild, this was the biggest customer request, which is why I was…

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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…

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