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Data Tier Applications (DACPAC)


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Presenter: Jacob Sebastian

Session 05 (16:00 GMT on May 19)

Session Details

Focusing on the new Data Tier Application (DAC) support in the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP, this session looks into the challenges that DBAs and application developers face in making, reviewing, validating, managing, and deploying database changes. Through the experiences of two fictitious characters (Sumit - a DBA; and Leena - an application developer), the session dives into the details of the DAC support in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Nov CTP and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.


About the Speaker

Jacob Sebastian is a SQL Server MVP, MSDN Moderator, PASS Chapter Leader, and Regional Mentor for PASS Asia. With more than 10 years of experience with SQL Server, Jacob wrote The Art of XSD - SQL Server XML Schema Collections (Red Gate Books) and the XML chapter in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible (Wiley). He is currently writing a book on FILESTREAM and is a regular columnist with and Jacob has presented at SQL Server events in India and the US, including PASS Summit 2009 and SQLSaturday. He runs the SQL Server Web site and the TSQL Challenges series of SQL Server puzzles at

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