This is your chance to hear the real story behind SSDT, directly from the man who built it. SQL Server Data Tools is effectively the 3rd version of the DataDude project, started in 2005 by Gert Drapers. SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) lets you develop, test, and maintain SQL Server and SQL Azure databases offline on your desktop. SSDT's modern T-SQL development environment supports declarative model-driven development whether working connected or offline, and integrates with Visual Studio's project and application lifecycle management tools to enable team development and source code control support for SQL Server and SQL Azure databases.
This master class will get you started using SSDT; provides you with the architectural ins and outs of schema management using SSDT; team oriented database development and leveraging the command line and programmatic interfaces that accompany SSDT for importing, comparing and deploying database schemas. Learn it from the DataDude himself.
Gert Drapers is a Principal Group Program Manager in the SQL Server Data Services division, responsible for the developer platform and tooling. In this role Gert manages the SQL Server Data Tools team, which builds the next version of SQL Server developer tooling which ships as part of SQL Server 2012. Gert’s history with SQL Server dates all the way back to 1988. In 1996 he joined the SQL Server 7.0 engine team as a developer and since then has worked in many different roles, on many different things directly or indirectly related to SQL Server. Most prominent contributions are: SQL Query Analyzer, SQL Agent, SMO, DTS, System.Transactions, MS-DTC and XPSMTP. In July of 2005 Gert started the “DataDude” project which led to the creating of Visual Studio Team System Database Edition; from there on it is all history…