A 2015 full of DLM

After SQL Saturday Pordenone, I’ll keep speaking about DLM (aka ALM on databases) during the following events:

PASS Italian Virtual Chapter, April 14. I’ll demonstrate the SQL source control usage on SQL Server database
PASS SQL Saturday Torino, May 23, I’ve proposed two sessions (source control and unit testing on database)
.Net Campus a Roma, May 30, I’ll speak about continuous integration with SQL Server (source control, unit testing, deploy).
There’s a lot of work to do. But I’m thinking now about two or three new sessions. I hope to finish them in the last months of the year, and I hope to meet you in one of  these events, at least online.
Stay tuned!


SQL Saturday Parma – English Slide decks available to download

My SQL Saturday Parma slide decks are available to download on SlideShare.

The main topic of those presentations is database lifecycle management (DLM) on SQL Server.
Concepts: ALM/DLM, team work, differences between code and databases.
We’ve demonstrated the usage of the following tools: Visual Studio with SQL Server Data ToolsRed-Gate ed ApexSQL.
Second session: “Unit testing su database“.
Concepts: unit testing, database testing vs code testing.
We’ve demonstrated testing tools like Red-Gate SQL Test and Visual Studio Unit test projects, and the TSQLUnit framework.
Additionally, I’ve created a set of sample scripts with T-SQL and TSQLUnit on MSDN Code Samples.
Stay Tuned! 🙂

SQL Server latest Cumulative Updates (July 2014)

Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 and 2012 SP1/SP2:

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Cumulative Update #13 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 (8 July 2014 – end of mainstream support for 2008 and 2008 R2)

SQL Server 2012 SP1

Cumulative Update #11 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2012 SP2


Additionally, here is the SQL Server 2012 with SP2 Slipstream ISO image fix.


Stay Tuned! 🙂