What’s new for Database Projects in Visual Studio 2010?

The Database Edition functionality in Visual Studio 2010 is based on our GDR release. If you have been using the GDR this is what is “new:” Project Features The Data Dude project system is now available in Visual Studio Professional. We did this so developers using Visual Studio Professional could load, edit, build and deploy database projects…

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Quest is live with the first Beta of their DSP for Oracle!

We’ve been working closely with Quest for some time now, and the time is finally here that you can download and check out their fantastic beta release of Project Fuze.  I installed a version of Oracle Express yesterday and also installed the Project Fuze beta on my VSTS 2010 Beta 1 machine, and I have to…

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Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR R2

The RTM version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR R2 is now available for customers to download.  The GDR R2 version is the most current release of Database Edition that adds support for SQL Server 2008 and numerous new features. See the GDR R2 download page for more details. The GDR R2 is available…

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Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition GDR v2 RC1 available (Previously called QFE)

The service Release Candidate (RC) for the Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition GDR is available for customers to evaluate.  This is a limited service release. The RC will be available for a short period followed by the release of the RTM version of the GDR version 2. During the RC period, customers can verify fixes…

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QFE (Patch) for Visual Studio Team System Database Edition GDR coming soon

Since the release of Visual Studio Team System 2008 GDR we have been working towards a solution for issues that were discovered and reported by customers shortly after release.  Since resources had to be assigned to this work, the Power Tool refresh for the GDR has been pushed out a little. A solution to customer…

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Oracle support announced for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development

Today it was announced Oracle support will be available for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development through a Database Schema Provider (DSP).  Quest, a provider of Database Management Solutions, is developing the Oracle DSP for Visual Studio Team System.   For those working in heterogeneous database environments this is BIG news! The Visual Studio Team System…

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Visual Studio Team System Database Edition GDR available in VPC and Hyper-V Images

The current version of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition (GDR)  is available in VPC and Hyper-V virtual machine images.  The GDR does not support a sideXside install with the previous version so this is great for folks who want to evaluate the GDR version of the product before upgrading.  These images come with…

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Visual Studio Team System Development and Database Editions Merged

We continue to receive questions about the merge of Visual Studio Team System Development and Database Editions. While the announcement occurred last year, the content regarding this announcement is no longer available on MSDN.  We are reposting here with excerpt from the press announcement: In another move to increase integration across the life cycle, Microsoft…

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Welcome to the new Visual Studio Team System Database Team Blog

Welcome Everyone! Some of you that follow Gert Draper’s blog regarding all things Data Dude may have read that Gert Drapers has taken on a new challenge within Microsoft.  Gert’s knowledge, vision, and direction will be missed.  Gert’s blog has been the primary source of late breaking product news for the last 3 years.  This…

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