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October, 2008

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About the Data Dude

Hello,

 

My name is Gert Drapers, I am a Software Architect in the Windows Server Directory Services team, working on incubation projects. Before my current role I was the Lead Software Architect and Engineering Manager of the Visual Studio Team System Database Edition product, where I designed and developed the declarative database development tooling which is now shipping inside Visual Studio. Since 1991, I contributed to many parts and releases of Microsoft SQL Server and on the Transaction Management infrastructure (MS-DTC, WS-AtomicTransaction and System.Transactions).

 

When I am not working, I am spending time with my wife and three lovely daughters; I love to cook and make music. Besides that I am trying to serve the SQL Server community by writing tools and articles which are published on http://SQLDev.Net

 

I hope you enjoy the blog,

-GertD

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    Partial Projects

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    The Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR release introduces two new ways on how to share information between projects, partial projects and composite projects. This blog post will go in to how to use partial projects, composite projects...
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    The GDR RC Is Here!

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    During my session at PDC I announce the immediate availability of the Release Candidate (RC) of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR. We are going through the last stages of the development process and we are getting ready to release. This...
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    More Team Developer + Data Edition Merge Information

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    Per October 1st 2008 MSDN subscribers who own or buy a new Visual Studio Team System Developer license are entitled to also install the Visual Studio Team System Database Edition, and  MSDN subscribers who own or buy a new Visual Studio Team System...
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    PDC Session Now Online

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    The PDC session "TL45 Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Database Edition: Overview", which I presented last Monday is now available for online viewing on Channel9. The video is stream can be found on: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL45...
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    Model Collation vs. Database Collation

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    When you are using the latest CTP of the GDR release, you might have noticed that we introduced a new collation, named the "model collation". However if you go to the Database.sqlsettings file, which contains all the database properties, you...
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    VSDB @ PDC2008

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    If you happen to go to PDC this year, you might want to check out session TL45, " Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Database Edition: Overview ". The title might not sounds that interesting but this session will be 100% dedicated to the Visual...
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