Introducing SQL Server Data Tools (Lenni Lobel)

in SQL Server

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Get ready for a brand new development environment! With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2012, the new SQL Server Data Tools will serve as your primary development environment for building applications on top of SQL Server. While SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) continues to serve as the primary tool for database administrators, SSDT plugs in to Visual Studio as a new database project type designed specifically for the application developer.

With SSDT, developers can finally enjoy building database applications without constantly switching between Visual Studio and SSMS. In this session, Lenni will demonstrate how SSDT can be used to develop for (and deploy to) on-premise and SQL Azure databases. In addition to replicating most of the functionality found in SSMS in connected scenarios, you will learn how to use features such as code navigation, IntelliSense, and refactoring with your database model—indispensable tools previously available only for application development in Visual Studio. We’ll also cover the new declarative model that allows you to design databases offline and under source control right from within solution in Visual Studio. Don’t miss out on this demo-centric information-packed session on the next generation of database tools for application developers!

Leonard Lobel, SQL server MVP, is chief technology officer (CTO) and co-founder of Sleek Technologies, Inc., a New York-based development shop with an early adopter philosophy toward new technologies. He is also a principal consultant at Tallan, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Programming since 1979, Lenni specializes in Microsoft-based solutions, with experience that spans a variety of business domains, including publishing, financial, wholesale/retail, health care, and e-commerce. Lenni has served as chief architect and lead developer for various organizations, ranging from small shops to high-profile clients. He is also a consultant, trainer, and frequent speaker at local usergroup meetings, VSLive, SQL PASS, and other industry conferences. Lenni is also lead author of the MS Press book “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008,” currently being updated for SQL Server 2012.

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