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Visual Studio Database Guide

Schema view in Visual Studio 2010The ALM Rangers published a guide how to use Visual Studio 2010 Database projects, which are an innovative and powerful way to manage your database schemas.

Project Description

Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010 Database projects, which is focused on 5 areas:
  • Solution and Project Management
  • Source Code Control and Configuration Management
  • Integrating External Changes with the Project System
  • Build and Deployment Automation with Visual Studio Database Projects
  • Database Testing and Deployment Verification

Get it from: http://vsdatabaseguide.codeplex.com/

Upgrade your Team Suite 2005 with Team Edition for Database Professionals

You have the Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite installed – containing the Architect, Developer and Tester role. If you haven’t done so you can upgrade your installation (trial or full version) free of charge with the Team Edition for Database Professionals in two steps.


  1. Install Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals (Add-On) on top of your current Team Suite installation. (Download it from here.)

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  2. Install the updated MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2005 (ships as part of Team Edition for Database Professionals)

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  3. Re-apply Service Pack 1 (yes, this will take ages…).
  4. Optionally install Service Release 1 (currently available as a CTP pre-release version).
  5. Verify the installation was successful by looking at Help|About.

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Microsoft Knowledge Base-Articles for Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals

Although the Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developers is a relatively new product addition of the Team System product family there a quite a lot of articles waiting for you to read in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Download: Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite and Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Now available for download:

WARNING: Before Installing TFS SP1

Install the following tool that will stop the TFS service sprior to updating them (otherwise your database might get corrupted as explained here):