WOW, what a month this has been already with Microsoft releasing to manufacturing the latest versions of the Windows operating system and the ubiquitous Office toolset. Another important milestone for developers came almost silently along with these releases, the .NET Framework 3.0 which brings several important additions to the technologies many of us are using today with the .NET Framework 2.0.
It appears though that Microsoft has even more goodies in store for us developers before the month is out. Microsoft will release to manufacturing the latest member of the ‘Team System’ family, Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Pro’s on November 30th. If you’ve not heard much about the ‘Data Dude’ addition to Visual Studio then you’ll definitely be hearing more about it from Microsoft in the coming weeks and months. Essentially the latest release will bring lots of excellent features for the database developer including tighter integration with source control for database projects and also unit testing for SQL Server stored procedures.
If you’re lucky enough to have Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite then this latest edition will be available to you at no additional cost, so get those download engines ready…
For more information go to http://www.teams-deliver.com/.