Update to SQLCmdScriptExpander => is out

(Updated version available here) As suggested by M Merrill in my former post of SQLCMDScriptExpander (which can be found here), I added an option for providing the encoding of files. So I created another option where you can specify the encoding from the following options: /Encoding:[  ASCII |                     BigEndianUnicode |                     Default |                    …


ALM Visual Studio Database Projects Guidance is out in the wild !

  After many months of hard work, collaboration, short weekends and nights, the new ALM Rangers guidance document is out covering Visual Studio Database Projects. Details about the documents and the documents themselves can be found here: Visual Studio Database Guide on Codeplex  You will find a General guidance Specific scenarios HOLs for each topic Solution…


Problems opening your project files in Visual Studio ?

  if you encounter the problem as follows: <PathToyourDBFile> cannot be opened because its project type (.dbproj) is not supported by this version of the application. To open it, please use a version that supports this type of project. ..then you might have a problem with the registration of your dbproj extension (Team database edition…


Perception vs. reality, how to keep your database schema changes of different environments aligned with VSTSDB and VSDBCMD.EXE Part 1

Yesterday at the PASS conference I met an former colleague and he asked me about a particular challenge applying changes to the production database from Visual Studio Team System Database Edition. As he didn’t know about the new features of the deployment utility VSDBCMD.EXE, I decided to make a blog post series and explain the…


CTP15 of the GDR release of VIsual Studio for Database Professionals is available

For everyone being curious about the product as me, here is the official announcement of the latest public build:  http://blogs.msdn.com/gertd/archive/2008/07/18/ctp-15-is-here.aspx Please send your feedback through the Connect platform to make the product even better 🙂 -Jens


VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR June CTP

Wow, the new release has just shown up. More information on http://blogs.msdn.com/gertd/archive/2008/06/03/vsts-2008-database-edition-gdr-june-ctp.aspx


VSTS Database Edition having problem creating UnitTests

As some of you might already encountered and found this blog entry while searching the internet, there can be a problem having certain installtion levels of the Data Dude installed on your machines. The error message is: The service Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.ISelectionContainer already exists in the service container Parameter name: serviceType The problem is the PowerTool installation,…


Visual Studio Team Database Edition 2008 – Where to get SR1 for this ?

One of the most heard questions I get is: “Now that we have VS2008 Database Edition, where can we get the additions which came with VS2k5 for DBPro?”The bad news, you cannot get them anywhere separately, the good news is that (you don´t even have to get them separately), they are already included within the…


Visual Studio 2005 Team System Database Professional post Service Release 1 (SR1) roll-up package 1 is now available

Long term, short story. Several issues and bugs are fixed within the rollup package which can be see here KB941278. The download package is available under http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=11229 The pre-requisite is SR1 which is available under http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9810808c-9248-41a5-bdc1-d8210a06ed87&displaylang=en   -Jens.


Basta Spring 2008 ! Slidedecks online

Vielen Dank an alle Teilnehmer meiner Sessions bei der Basta Spring 2008 in Mörfelden. Anbei die Slidedecks der Basta 2008 Spring über meine Sessions. Sollten Sie hierzu noch weitere Fragen haben, können Sie mich über den Blog kontaktieren. Database Lifecycle mit Visual Studio 2008 Team System for Database Professionals Unit-Testing mit Visual Studio 2008 Team…