The SQL Server conference and event season is starting, so the "DataDude" is gonna hit the road; presentations, demonstrations and talk to many many users and customers.

I will be presenting at the following events:

SQLSkills Immersion Event in New York

On Friday Oct 20th, I am giving a half day guest lecture at the SQLSkills Immersion Event in New York, focusing on how to manage, develop, test and deploy your SQL Server schemas.

SQL Server Magazine Connections

SPR301: Managing the Database Development Lifecycle (Monday Nov 6, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
If you have done any SQL Server project, you were probably confronted with the question: “How to fit SQL Server server-side development in to the overall development lifecycle?” Or maybe you have more pragmatic questions like how to version control SQL Server schema object, how to incrementally deploy schema changes, how to build unit tests, generate test data etc. All these questions will be answered in this workshop, which will introduce you to database development lifecycle. After this workshop you will know how to: version and deploy your database schemas; refactor schema; design, build and run unit testing for database schema objects; create test data using data generation, and how to document your schema

SDB310: A DBA Overview of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
Despite the Visual Studio moniker, Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (DataDude) is not just for developers. DataDude not only offers many features that are exceptionally valuable to database administrators such as testing, data generation, and comparison tools but also offers the chance to really affect the way databases are integrated into the whole development and support lifecycle. Come to this session to learn about this new product and how it can help you gain more control over the ongoing development of database applications within your organization.

2006 PASS Community Summit

AD-312M: Testing and Refactoring Your Database with Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (Thursday Nov 16, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)

This session looks at how Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals is used to help with Database Unit Testing, Database Rename Refactoring and Database Population. We discuss the specifics of how to use this great, new product to increase developer productivity and drive software quality for database applications.

I hope to see you at one of the events,
-GertD
"DataDude" Development Manager