Today marks the

release of CTP6
of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals.

I’m pretty excited to see the development of this Visual Studio product.
Finally database developers will be able to work like other programmers. Extreme
Programming methods will be useful. Through Visual Studio projects and source
control more developers will be able to work on a single database.

If you haven’t heard about

VSTS for DB Pros
, its a suite of new tools for database developers designed
at enhancing team productivity and code reliability. Included are tools for:

  • Schema and Data Comparison
  • Data Generation
  • Unit Testing
  • Rename Refactoring
  • Enhanced T-SQL Editor
  • Database Deployment

Combined with Team Foundation Server you have capabilities for bug tracking
and source control.

Download CTP6 of Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals from Microsoft Downloads. View the installation
, especially if you installed CTP5.

Participate MSDN

Forums for VSTS Database Professionals
. (Most importantly, post any questions or problems you encounter with the product).

Keep up to date in the

Database Professional Team Centre