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SQL Server MVPs Provide a Helping Hand

SQL Server MVPs Provide a Helping Hand

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Three SQL MVPs (Darren Gosbell, Greg Galloway, and John Welch) maintain a Visual Studio add-in called BIDS Helper for use with BI Development Studio. The add-in increases developer productivity for Microsoft BI developers of cubes, ETL packages, and reports. It recently won first place with a perfect score in the SQL Heroes 2008 contest!

BIDS Helper extends and enhances the functionality of the SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 BI Development Studio. The add-in has over 40 features that automate common tasks, exposes hidden functionality and displays pertinent information in the BI Development Studio environment. If you are a user of BIDS, download BIDS Helper now from CodePlex. So far, there have been over 12,000 downloads of BIDS Helper!

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