DBProj.com

Some of you already know or noticed through sites like LinkedIn or Facebook that per the beginning of this month I started in a new role inside Microsoft. I moved in to an Software Architect role, working on the new Directory Services stack. Hence I needed a new place to publish my DataDude contributions to…

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More Team Developer + Data Edition Merge Information

Per October 1st 2008 MSDN subscribers who own or buy a new Visual Studio Team System Developer license are entitled to also install the Visual Studio Team System Database Edition, and  MSDN subscribers who own or buy a new Visual Studio Team System Database Edition license are entitled to install the Visual Studio Team System…

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Team Developer + Team Data = Team Developer!

In today’s press release titled: "Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview" we announced the merge of the Developer Edition and Database Edition SKU’s.   Better Together – Visual Studio Team System Development Edition and Database Edition In recognition of the increased need to integrate more of the lifecycle members together, we will provide…

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Trace Helper

This is the last part of the 3 part diagnostics series. This part will introduce you to a little helper utility that I wrote to make configuring the diagnostics and tracing options a lot simpler and more accessible. As discussed in the previous two blog posts in this series: Diagnosing Problems and Event Monitor everything…

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Event Monitor

In part 2 of diagnosing problems I want to introduce you to an other build-in diagnostics tools that we might ask you to run with tracking down problems, the "event monitor". The event monitor is one of those tools that we use during development of the product for troubleshooting problems during development.   Enabling the…

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Power Tools Installation Problem (error code 2738)

Some users have been reporting problems installing the VSDB Power Tools on Vista or Windows Server 2008 (applies to both 32 and 64 bit versions). When they run the Power Tools installer they are confronted with the following mysterious error message: Error code 2738 implies that the VBScript engine is not enabled. On some Vista…

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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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Tech·Ed 2008 Developers

In case you are coming to the Developer edition of Tech·Ed next week, we have a lot of exiting things for you. As you can see below there are many sessions, hosted in both the developer and database tracks. Breakout sessions, chalk talks, panel discussions and hands-on lab, all covering Visual Studio Team System Database…

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MSDB Reference Projects

The reference projects needed to resolve objects that reside inside an MSDB database have been posted on the MSDN Code Gallery site. You can find them on: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/dbpromsdbsamples We did not post .dbmeta files but stub projects, because .dbmeta files require the collation to match with your environment. This would result in a multitude of…

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