On Wednesday July 9th, I will be presenting for the Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group. If you are in the neighborhood, feel free to join us. The meeting will be held at the Microsoft Campus, building 35. The topic du jour will be about what is in the GDR.

For more info see this link: http://groups.msn.com/pnwsql/nextmeetinginfo.msnw

"SQL Server Schema Development & Deployment Using DataDude vNext"

The latest release of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition, not only enables support for SQL Server 2008 and all its new meta data, it includes a completely revamped build and deployment engine and new tools for increasing the quality of your database schemas. This session will guide you through all new aspects and features from creating your initial enlistments, building deployment packages, how to create configuration files for your deployment packages and how to test and validate your deployments.

For more information about the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR release check out the following link: http://blogs.msdn.com/gertd/archive/2008/06/03/vsts-2008-database-edition-gdr-june-ctp.aspx

-GertD