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 Updates (Sept. 2014)

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

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 released

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service pack 3

SQL Server 2012 SP1

Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Additionally, the SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4 has been released.

 

Stay Tuned! 🙂

LepideAuditor for SQL Server review

Every day a DBA (or a developer), has to reply to questions like “who changed that table?” or “who tried to login on our production database?”. These answers are not so simple to find out, actually. LepideAuditor for SQL Server is a tool that can helps us to audit operations on a SQL Server instance and to monitor both the server and the database level.

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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! 🙂

SQL Server with Red-gate SQL Source Control – Working folder management with TFS

I’ve already spoken about source controlling database using Visual Studio Online and Red-Gate SQL Source Control in this post. The described kind of approach brings a drawback, due to the nature of the plugin and VSO APIs: High latency when getting and syncing local database and workspaces.

Due to this problem, I’ve changed my settings when linking my databases, switching them from “Team Foundation Server (TFS)” to “Working folder“, as in the following picture:

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