early release of Database Edition updates

Gert Drapers, group manager for the team responsible for the Team System Database Edition, recently announced an early release (Community Technology Preview) of some updates to that product.  The biggest motivation behind these updates was to fully support the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008 later this summer.  But, while we were making these updates,…


TeamData and TeamBuild: together at last

I was happy to see this morning that Gert posted an article discussing the latest issue of CoDe Magazine which includes a very detailed article on using TeamData with TeamBuild to help automate the sometimes arcane process of building and deploying applications which use databases (don’t they all?) and tighten the feedback loop between developers…


Aggregating popular Team System blogs

Blogs have quickly become a primary means for the Team System team to communicate with our community and as a result we have dozens and dozens of valuable blogs from our team.  Because of this distributed approach, it’s hard for our customers to navigate and track all of the blogs related to various topics.  We’ve…


Watch Channel 9 video on news from DataDude

Brian Keller just announced the availability of a new Channel 9 video featuring Gert Drapers (aka Data Dude) covering various topics including the recent Service Release and Power Tools from our team.  Enjoy!


DataDude ships again!

As if releasing their service release as well as VS2008 Beta2 last month wasn’t enough, our DataDude team has done it again…this time shipping Power Tools that extend the functionality of Visual Studio Team Edition for Data Professionals to meet the needs of our customers.  Gert has a more extensive list of what’s available, but…


Upcoming Team System webcasts

Adam Gallant recently posted a listing of many Team System webcasts that are scheduled for the next 10 months or so.  Some of them look really interesting…maybe I’ll listen in and learn something too!  His blog has a full listing…I’ve just included the Team System related broadcasts here: Improving Code Quality with VSTS Testing Capabilities…


Company uses Team System Database edition to tame workflow

An article on TheServerSide.NET recently highlighted Configuresoft’s usage of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals and the benefits they realized by doing so. If you haven’t read it already, here are a couple quotes to whet your appetite: “Sometimes when you think about C# or Visual Basic, the database is an afterthought. [Visual Studio…


Watch our TechEd 2007 sessions

The Team System team and community delivered quite a few talks at TechEd 2007 last month and I’m happy to announce that the recordings of these sessions, demos and all, are now available on the web for your viewing enjoyment.  Here’s a quick listing: DEV347: Unit Testing and Test Driven Development: Brian Randell and Doug…


Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available!

I’m sure there will be many more posts (from me and others) but I wanted to get the good word out quickly that Visual Studio Beta 2 is now available for download!  It’s been a long haul but I’m really excited about what we’ve achieved.  I’m confident it’s ready for people to really pick up…


DataDude Service Release 1 is now available

Service Release 1 (SR1) for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available.  It addresses numerous known code defects as well as providing support for Cross-database referencesSupport is improved so that you can reference objects within different databases by using database project references or by referencing a database metafile (.dbmeta). This…