Barclay Hill

Barclay Hill, Sr. Program Manager, SQL Server Developer Tools, Code-Named “Juneau” (SSDT)

February, 2009

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    Deserialization has failed for project...

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    The Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR introduced a new model based architecture that removes the product's dependency on a design db. In previous versions of the product a local instance of the SQL Server was required. This local SQL...
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    New Visual Studio Team System Database Team Blog

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    Developers needing the latest VSTSDB product information should subscribe to the new VSTSDB Team Blog . This new blog is dedicated to product information, announcements, and all things VSTSDB. I will continue publishing about VSTSDB best practice...
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    Deploying your Database Project without VSTSDB installed

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    The release of Visual Studio Team System Database Edition GDR version includes a very powerful tool to import and deploy database schemas from boxes where Visual Studio is not installed. The tool is a command line utility capable of: Importing a...
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    Custom Data Generator available for SQL Server Sparse Columns

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    A custom Data Generator for SQL Server Sparse Columns is available for the VSTSDB GDR release. Genevieve Orchard , a member of the product development team, developed this Data Generator using the extensibility available in the GDR release. You can...
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    Developing Custom T-SQL Static Code Analysis Rules

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    Earlier this week I presented at an internal conference on the topic of Database Project Extensibility provided by the VSTSDB GDR release . We had requests to share the demo code and so I am posting it here. The sample code contains a handful of custom...
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    Why VSTS:DB Best Practices?

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    Hi everyone! My name is Barclay Hill and I am a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Team System Database Edition Product Development Team. Yep, it's a mouthful! I will refer to the product as just "VSTSDB" in my posts. I have been working on a whitepaper...
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