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December, 2010

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About the Data Dude



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,


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    VSDB Common Pitfalls 1

    Symptom: The resulting database deployment script always creates the database This seems to be a common problem users are struggling with like illustrated by the following set of forum post . A user creates a database project, imports an existing database...
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    Let’s pick up blogging again…

    Sorry it has been really quiet on this blog for a while now, new job and new projects get in the way. However when going through the MSDN forum for Visual Studio Database Projects it seems there is a need for more hands-on examples and understanding about...
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