In case you are coming to the Developer edition of Tech·Ed next week, we have a lot of exiting things for you. As you can see below there are many sessions, hosted in both the developer and database tracks. Breakout sessions, chalk talks, panel discussions and hands-on lab, all covering Visual Studio Team System Database Edition.
It all starts in BillG his keynote, where Brian Harry will show some of the partner work we have been involved in, stay tuned for more details on that!
Besides all the sessions you will be able to talk to the team members 1-1 on the booth. We have a presence in the Visual Studio Team System area and we are also present on the SQL Server booth to demonstrate the integration with SQL Server 2008.
We hope to see you at Tech·Ed,
Tuesday, June 3 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, S330 C
Speaker(s): Richard Hundhausen
Session Type: Breakout Session
Agile remains a popular buzzword these days. Some teams strive to become more agile, while others tend to avoid it. Where do you weigh in? Regardless, it's not something that has traditionally been applicable to SQL Server database development, until recently. With the proper configuration and use of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server and the Database Editions tools, it is possible to satisfy your clients' changing needs should they extend to the database.
Tuesday, June 3 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM, S330 A
Speaker(s): Mairead O'Donovan
The Database Edition of Visual Studio Team System 2008 provides a comprehensive set of tools and features that integrates the Database Development Lifecycle into the overall Application Development Lifecycle. In this session, we cover the principles that tie the Database Development model into the larger ALM, and take a tour through the features of the Database Edition with an emphasis on how each leg of the Lifecycle is supported by Database-specific tools and features. Special attention is paid to the enhancements added as part of the VSTS 2008 release, as well as the extended functionality added when you install the optional Database Edition Power Tools. This session is a mix of theory and practice, with live demonstrations of the fundamental features found at each level of the Database Development Lifecycle.
Thursday, June 5 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, S230 E (DEV)
Speaker(s): Gert Drapers, Jamie Laflen
One of the most anticipated aspects of the upcoming Database Edition for Visual Studio Team System release, code name "Rosario", is the support for SQL Server 2008. This session covers how the new architecture, features, and functionality of the new Visual Studio Team System Database Edition version will enable the support of SQL Server 2008 new data types, new syntax and other functionality. In addition, this session provides an overview of all the new functionality which applies to SQL Server 2000, 2005, and 2008.
Thursday, June 5 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM, Green Theater 1
Session Type: Interactive Theaters
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition enhances the ability of the Database Project to understand and manage database references across multiple databases from within a single project, or across several projects. This chalk talk focuses on how best to best manage three- and four-part name references inside a Visual Studio Team System Database Edition project.
Thursday, June 5 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker(s): Gert Drapers, Jamie Laflen, Adam Machanic, David Reed, John Welch
Session Type: TechEd Online Sessions
It goes almost without saying that testing is a core aspect of any properly structured software development effort. Yet when it comes to the database layer, we often see developers shy away from a proper testing regimen. The prevailing attitude is often that database testing is either not necessary or simply too difficult to properly accomplish. But the truth is, database testing is just as doable, and certainly just as valuable, as testing of any other layer. In this panel we will discuss why you want to test your database, and the various types of database testing that you should be doing as you develop and deploy your application. We will cover testing scenarios to handle functionality, regression, performance, scalability, and other key metrics as they relate to your database infrastructure. Without testing, your database's runtime behaviors are effectively an unknown. Come to this panel to learn how not to leave things to chance.
Thursday, June 5 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM, Green Theater 1
Speaker(s): Brian Randell
For many applications, the database is the foundation. Yet for many teams, the “database professional” has limped along without the tools necessary to do their job. Managing database change and evolution is critical to successful software projects. In this session, learn how Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals can help you integrate database design, creation, and evolution in your overall software development life cycle using the entire Team System. Learn how the product integrates with other team editions and team members including features such as source code control, work item tracking, test case management, and build.
Friday, June 6 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, S230 A
Speaker(s): Gert Drapers, Brent Gross (IBM Corp.)
Discover how Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario": Database Edition empowers developers to actively participate in, and bring agility to, the database development process. If you work with databases, you will want see how the features offered by the latest addition to Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) integrate the database developer into the Application Development Lifecycle. This exciting product is changing the way database developers work with databases forever, by moving the "One Version of the Truth" for database schema from the production server into source control. This presentation focuses on extending the "Rosario" release of Database Edition to enable non SQL Server databases to plug into the VSTS Database Edition platform. Now database developers can manage their database schema changes for Microsoft SQL Server databases as well as non SQL Server databases within the same environment. In addition to enabling an extension platform for non SQL Server databases, learn also how the Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario": Database Edition has enabled a database development tools extensibility platform for third-party companies to plug in additional database development tools into the VSTS Database Edition product.
Friday, June 6 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Green Theater 1
Speaker(s): Jamie Laflen
Are the data generators that ship with Visual Studio not meeting your needs? Do you need to generate data from outside the development environment? This talk drills into making the most of the 2008 data generation API to answer these and other questions.