New Visual Studio Edition for Database Work

Microsoft today announced a new version of VS “for database professionals.” It seems that the emphasis is on maintaining database integrity while evolving the data model: a worthy first goal. Perhaps as significant as the release itself is the way in which the SKU has been developed: the team was only formed in September ’05, promises to deliver by the end of this year, and “agile techniques” are supposedly part of the process. And who’s in the midst of all this excitement, but my old friend Thomas Murphy, who was the Product Review Editor of Computer Language back in the early ’90s.