If you are planning on visiting 2007 PASS Community Summit in Denver this coming September, we have two sessions that might interest you. We start off with a full day pre-conference day dedicated to VSDBPro, followed by a break-out session on schema versioning. We are also having a focus group meeting, where we collect user feedback and input and will go over our future development plans and roadmap.

Managing, Developing and Deploying your SQL Server database schemas with Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This workshop will jump start you into using "Visual Studio for Database Professionals." Having control over your SQL Server development environment is the first step to better quality, easier deployment, and reducing the complexity and risk involved in changing and deploying the SQL Server data tier changes which are needed by your applications. Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals can help you apply structure to your schema development, organization, versioning and deployment. Learn how you can manage your database schema; enable team development; integrate the data tier into the overall development lifecycle, and stimulate the collaboration between disciplines. Get answers to questions like: How does SQL Server server-side development fit in to the overall development lifecycle? How do you use version control with your SQL Server schema objects? How do you incrementally deploy schema changes? How do you create a test environment?

Database Schema Versioning: How to Use Microsoft Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals and Team Foundation Server to Version and Deploy your databases 

Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM 

Come hear how Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals is changing the way in which Databases are being managed. This session covers how to use the Source Control features of Team Foundation Server to control the versioning of your database schema, how to create Database deployment packages that reflect a specified version, and how you can use TeamBuild to manage deployment and integration in an enterprise environment.

I hope to see you in Denver,

-GertD
"DataDude" Software Architect