Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New VSTS Virtual Machines

The VSTS Virtual Machines are all updates with fresh bits and expiration dates and now available in 4 different flavors on Microsoft Download Center thanks to Brian Randell

The new Virtual Machines are a VSTS “all-up” image with Team Foundation Server, Team Build, Team Explorer and Team Suite with the latest SP1 installed, and a TFS “only” image with just Team Foundation Server, Team Build and Team Explorer with the latest SP1 installed. But they are produced as Virtual PC 2007/Virtual Server 2005 R2 Compatible images and Hyper-V Compatible images to suite everybody’s needs …

The images are updated with the following:

  • The latest Virtual Machine additions or Integration Services Components.
  • All of the latest Windows Updates as of December 1, 2008.
  • Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite SP1
  • Team System Web Access 2008 SP1
  • Team Foundation Power Tools, October 2008 Update.
  • The latest MSSCCI Provider.
  • Team Explorer 2005 (this allows you to work with TFS from Visual Studio 2005 which is installed so that you can edit and customize TFS reports)
  • The GDR for the product formally known as Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition (aka Data Dude).
  • Current Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and Background Info.

All can be downloaded as follows:

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR Language Releases

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Team just released 6 additional languages of the recently released GDR on Microsoft Download Center as follows:

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

VSTS Database Project Import Scripts Add-In

Patrick Sirr posted a detailed post about the latest VSTS Database Edition GDR Import Scripts Add-In that is amazing.

In this blog I’ll introduce you to the Import Scripts add-in to the General Distribution Release (GDR) for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition. With this add-in Visual Studio can import multiple scripts to populate a target database project. I’ve included the source code but, in order to compile the install project you’ll need to install Votive 3.0 (I used 3.0.4707.0).