In this session Rafael explains how you can use Visual Studio database projects (aka data dude) to have better control over your database schema and reduce the risk and complexity related to the database development cycle. He will talk about the pros and cons he has experienced when using the tool in his projects and will highlight improvements made since the last version. This is a demo packed session where you will learn about schema versioning, testing, refactoring, deployment and more.
Most the content of this session remains relevant to the previous version of the tool- VSDB 2008 GDR2 – and, no, you don’t need prior knowledge of Visual Studio to get the most out of this presentation!
Rafael Salas is a MCITP and MCTS with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Information Technology . Currently, he is a Manager of Professional Services Consulting at Quaero, a CSG Solution where he provides technical leadership and helps organizations improve performance through Customer Intelligence strategy and solutions.
Rafael is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP with more than 12 years of experience in data warehousing and business intelligence. He is a blog and article author, and is very active in SQL Server MSDN forums. His specialties include Business Intelligence and data warehousing architecture, ETL, OLAP and Dimensional Modeling. Rafael is a frequent speaker at community events such as PASS SQL Saturdays, local users groups and code camps. You can find more about Rafael on his blog: www.rafael-salas.com
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6:00 – 6:30 Meal and Networking
6:30 – 6:40 Announcements
6:40 – 8:15 Rafael Salas: Visual Studio 2010 Database Projects: Top 7 features to make database development a breeze!
8:15 – 8:30 Closing remarks and give-a-ways