[EN]/[RU] April’s Speaking Engagement

After many conferences in Poland and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (review of the series will be posting soon) time for next speaking outside Poland. This time i’m going to the East. In seven days (next Thursday) Microsoft Office in Moscow and Russian SQL Folks organizing special event oriented for new SQL Server 2014. Code name of this event is Data Platform Day. Of course when we talk about  Data Platform we shoudn’t forget about Windows Azure, Windows Server, System Center, Windows Intune and Visual Database Tools. All of those subjects will be covered at this event. My role at this event (except improving my Russian language skills) – by special warm invitation from Andrey Korsnikov {TWITTER} will be member of Ask The Expert Group. I don’t know how I will do that because many interesting sessions will be providing there by well known speakers – just a few names:

  • Алексей Халяко, Azure архитектор, Microsoft
  • Сергей Олонцев, MCM, MVP
  • Андрей Резник, специалист по решению SQL Server PDW, Microsoft
  • Дмитрий Костылев, MVP, Лаборатория Касперского
  • Жанна Кривозубова, менеджер по развитию направления "Корпоративная мобильность", Microsoft
  • Андрей Коршиков, MVP SQL Server , Microsoft

Full schedule for this event are here: Программа конференции – Data Platform Day 



Of course, travelling to only Moscow doesn’t make sense, so in nine days (next Saturday), I will speak. Another SQL Saturday (after SQL Sat in Budapest) will be in Krasnodar (colose, but not too close to Sochi). In the heart of Kuban Wine District I will provide one or two sessions: confirmed session is about SQL Server Cource Control, and un-confirmed my favourite: 2AM. A Disaster just began… Well. Other speakers will presenting some interesting sessions:

Full info about this event are here: http://bit.ly/QjcWAD 



Very interesting week in Russia starting after Easter. And I’m very happy to meet with many of my good friends form Russia.

[EN] SQL Server Data Tools – September 2013 update

Few days ago Microsoft released September’s Update of SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio (2010 and 2012).  SSDT Team blogged: “The September 2013 release has a targeted fix for the Schema Compare error when working with large display text or high DPI.”  If You already use Visual Studio 2012, You can get notifications about this update directly from application:


Pic.01 – SSDT update notification in VS 2012

But, even You click update, You will be redirecting to update page:


Pic.02 – redirection for SSDT update page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 

At this page You can find information about software requirements {like operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Windows 8 (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64), Windows Server 2012 (x64)}, direct link for downlading installer, and links for application which give You possibility for installation without internet acces “Administrative Install Point” in few other languages: Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (PRC), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese (Taiwan). You will need approximately 1.8GB of free space at for the full install point because it includes all possible components that might be required.


Pic.03 – After running setup, You must accept agreements.


Pic.04 – and downloading and installing proces starting.


Pic.05 – after all, restart (hopefully not immediatelly and not forced) is required.

Final view:


Pic.06Visual Studio 2012 > SQL Menu > Check for Update


On SQL Server Data Tools site {HERE} You can find more information what SSDT is:

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools provides an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work for any SQL Server platform (both on and off premise) within Visual Studio. Database developers can use the SQL Server Object Explorer in VS to easily create or edit database objects and data, or execute queries. Developers will also appreciate the familiar VS tools we bring to database development, specifically; code navigation, IntelliSense, language support that parallels what is available for C# and VB, platform-specific validation, debugging and declarative editing in the TSQL Editor, as well as a visual Table Designer for both database projects and online database instances.