I am happy to announce that first Service Release of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is in the works and will be available in the second quarter of CY 2007. In this service release we are addressing issues that were found by our customers as well as three bigger areas that we wanted to address based on the continuous feedback from users.
As our customer you have been great in providing detailed feedback and submitting issues via the Microsoft Connect website, which allowed us to identify and fix issues as: losing extended properties when writing to project from within Schema Compare; performance problems when the project is under source code control; parser gaps where we did not understand certain syntax constructs; interpretation problems that cause the generating of too many warnings and or errors.
All of these are a direct response on the issue to brought to our attention, we want thank you for that and please keep the feedback coming, so we can further improve our product!
Besides fixing and adding functionality this service release also adds official support for the following two platforms that happen to release after us:
In order enable for full Windows Vista support and keep sanity in our installation and support matrix, Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is a prerequisite for installing the service release. The service release will not install when you do not have the prerequisite software installed.
We will have a public CTP available shortly (as in weeks)! This will allow you to provide feedback on the functionality that we have enabled and issues we have addressed.
I will post more detailed blog postings on each of the major features as an introduction in the coming days.
-GertD"DataDude" - Software Architect