DreamSpark: Free Software for Students

This is cool! Microsoft is giving away software – including SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Windows 2003 Standard Edition, and Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 Professional Editions – to college students. It’s called DreamSpark and it puts professional software tools in the hands of students interested in learning more about designing and developing solutions. From the …
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Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition

Gert and team announce the availability of Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition! Cool new stuff includes a couple new test conditions, file- and XML-based data generators, and (my favorite) SQL Static Code Analysis integrated into MSBuild / Team Build! Download page:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73ba5038-8e37-4c8e-812b-db14ede2c354&displaylang=en Installer download:http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/b/8/fb8d1c0d-c0c4-4004-ab86-12396b2a3ee3/VSTSDB2008PT.msi Documentation download:http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/b/8/fb8d1c0d-c0c4-4004-ab86-12396b2a3ee3/Power Tools 2008.doc Great work Team! …
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Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition

Gert and team announce the availability of Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition! Cool new stuff includes a couple new test conditions, file- and XML-based data generators, and (my favorite) SQL Static Code Analysis integrated into MSBuild / Team Build! Download page:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73ba5038-8e37-4c8e-812b-db14ede2c354&displaylang=en Installer download:http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/b/8/fb8d1c0d-c0c4-4004-ab86-12396b2a3ee3/VSTSDB2008PT.msi Documentation download:http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/b/8/fb8d1c0d-c0c4-4004-ab86-12396b2a3ee3/Power Tools 2008.doc Great work Team! …
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Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition

Gert and team announce the availability of Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition! Cool new stuff includes a couple new test conditions, file- and XML-based data generators, and (my favorite) SQL Static Code Analysis integrated into MSBuild / Team Build! Download page:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73ba5038-8e37-4c8e-812b-db14ede2c354&displaylang=en Installer download:http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/b/8/fb8d1c0d-c0c4-4004-ab86-12396b2a3ee3/VSTSDB2008PT.msi Documentation download:http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/b/8/fb8d1c0d-c0c4-4004-ab86-12396b2a3ee3/Power Tools 2008.doc Great work Team! …
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Introducing Change Data Capture, SSIS, and SQL Server 2008 CTP5 (Nov 2007)

Introduction  On Thursday, 24 Jan 2008, I presented New Features In SSIS 2008 to the Richmond SQL Server Users Group. Most of the presentation was dedicated to demonstrating Change Data Capture (CDC) interacting with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. I started seriously working on this demo the first week of January, thinking I’d put 2 – 6 …
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Database Testing on .Net Rocks!

I am honored to be the guest of a .Net Rocks! show on Database Testing! Richard Campbell, Carl Franklin, and I recorded the show last night and I had a lot of fun! Richard and I commiserated about the “DBA condition” in the enterprise. Everyone shared “war stories” about projects. A good time was had by all. I …
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Speaking in Raleigh and Philadelphia This Week

Now that our 5-month old son – Riley Cooper – is on the mend, I am hitting the speaking trail again! 09 Jan 2008: I’m presenting Testing The Database to the Triangle .Net User Group (TRINUG) Wednesday evening in Research Triangle Park, NC (location details). 12 Jan 2008: I’m presenting Incremental Loads With SSIS – …
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