Fox Valley Microsoft Data Platform

Next Meeting

Wednesday,

February

06

February 2013 Meeting

  • In-Person @ 100 W Lawrence St, Suite 100 Appleton Center Appleton, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English
  • RSVP URL: None

Join us for networking, a discussion on the future of business intelligence, dinner, and a presentation from Ken Stuber!

Featured Presentation:

Database Development using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Visual Studio 2012

Ken Stuber

Application development has for a long time had processes, controls and tools for code management; including source control, build management, code refactoring, deployment packaging and more. Management of database code has been an afterthought, perhaps keeping scripts in source control or using third-part schema comparison tools, but the times are changing. In 2007, Microsoft introduced Data Dude for Visual Studio 2005 to fill the gap. It was buggy and lacking in many respects, but it mostly worked and was a welcome step in the right direction. Many versions later we have SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2012 (and 2010). A much more mature product that finally brings database development up to par with traditional application development and has many features data geeks like ourselves will truly love. This talk will provide a quick overview of SSDT’s features and show you how to get started using it to save time, implement better code controls and be a better DBA or database developer.

About Ken:
Ken Stuber is a DBA and former consultant who tired of being on the road and is now a senior database design analyst at Jewelers Mutual Insurance in Neenah, WI. Ken has been working with SQL Server since v6.5 in 1997 and has broad knowledge and experience in the Microsoft Data Platform. His primary interests are in the database engine, HA/DR, performance tuning, enterprise architecture, database design and database development. When not fighting the query optimizer, he can be found backpacking, cooking, gardening, reading, playing with his family and waiting anxiously for his MCM lab exam results.

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