Visual Studio Decennial

No, that’s not the name of a new feature coming in Visual Studio code name “Orcas” or Visual Studio Team System code name “Rosario”. March 2007 (March 19th to be exact) is the Visual Studio Decennial since it marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Visual Studio 97, the first release of Visual Studio. Microsoft PressPass…

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Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Pros Wins Jolt Award

As reported on Cameron Skinner’s blog, Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals won the Jolt Award for the Database Engines and Data Tools category at the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards. Unfortunately, I didn’t attend this year like I did last year when Team System won (Team System Wins Jolt Award), so I don’t…

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Team System Webcasts

Adam Gallant from Microsoft Canada is hosting a series of Team System Webcasts that will run between now and June with multiple repeats available for each Webcast. See Adam’s blog post on the topic (New VSTS WebCasts) for links to particular sessions. Visual Studio Team System and MSDN Licensing Demystified Integrated Team Development with Visual…

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A Security Overview of Team Edition for Database Pros

Richard Waymire, Program Manager Architect for the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals group, wrote an article late last year for MSDN (A Security Overview of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals) that provides an overview of the security aspects of the product. To integrate database development into the overall life cycle…

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New Case Study: Team Edition for Database Professionals

In this case study (Microsoft Case Studies: Gulf Coast Seal), the first for Team Edition for Database Professionals, Gulf Coast Seal found great success in using the product to upgrade a mission-critical data warehouse with minimal impact on operations. At the same time, they obtained better control of their database development life cycle. Gulf Coast Seal…

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Changes to the Team Edition for Database Pros Download

Brian Keller has a blog post (Changes to the DBPro Download) that goes into detail about some improvements we just made to the Team Edition for Database Professionals add-on download. As noted in Brian’s post, you must install Team Suite before you can install this add-on. We recently made some changes to the download of the Visual…

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