Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition

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Now that Visual Studio 2008 is available, the question arises what has changed for Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals in the 2008 edition?

Not much is the answer. Since our first release was done completely out-of-band while other teams were actively working on the Visual Studio 2008 release, our main goal was to integrate in to main Visual Studio 2008 (aka. Orcas) code base. However we did make some changes that you should be aware of. 

What changed:

What did not change:

  • The database project functionality is only available in two of the Visual Studio Team System SKU's
    • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
    • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite (including the trial edition)
  • The functionality that was made available through Power Tools for 2005, remains inside the Power Tools for the 2008 release, we are trying to release a new Power Tools release targeting 2008 later this month.

What is next?

Now that we are done with Visual Studio 2008, we are all working on our next big deliverable which is Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario".