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Visual studio database edition – how to think to get started

Jul 13th, 2009

Visual studio database edition is part of the “normal” Visual studio.  One cannot be totally sure of this since Microsofts licences are as comprehensible as scientology.

I made two tries at it before I got it to work.  Then it failed me anyway, but that is another posting.

The way to think is to think about the database as source code.  You make changes, compare them to the checked in/commited code and let the machine do its magic merge and check in the result.

Note: it does not handle databases with data in them but truncates everything.  My presently preferred solution is here.