Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition includes several new or enhanced features, which this topic describes. In addition, Database Edition is now an integrated part of the installation for Visual Studio Team System. You no longer have to install Visual Studio Team System and then install Database Edition.
Team System 2008 Database Edition includes the features that were first released in Service Release 1 for Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. Those features include the following changes:
Describes how you can define SETVAR variables that you can use in your pre-deployment and post-deployment scripts. For example, you can define SETVAR variables for a service broker or a service certificate.
You can now install Team Explorer directly from the same media that you used to install Team System 2008 Database Edition. Team Explorer is a client of Team Foundation and provides access to the functionality that is available with Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server:
Team System 2008 Database Edition includes a client access license (CAL) for installing and using Team Explorer. For information about how to install Team Explorer, insert the installation media for Team System 2008 Database Edition, open the root directory, open the TFC folder, double-click the file TFSInstall.chm, and read the topics under the node "Installing Team Explorer." For more information about Team Explorer, see Using Team Explorer.