One of the biggest headaches in most development groups that do any sort of SQL Server work is that of source control.  There are some commercial products that attempt to solve this headache, and from what I understand, some of them do a pretty decent job.  The only one that I have personal experience with is Microsoft’s Team Foundation doohickey, and I walked away from that unimpressed.

Being a “do-it-yourself” kind of guy, and looking for new and interesting ways to use Powershell, I’ve built a (pretty slick, if I say so myself) method of AUTOMATICALLY version-controlling my database objects.  No muss, no fuss, it just works, and nobody needs to remember to do anything.


On Saturday, September 13th, I’ll be presenting my 10 Ways To Abuse T-SQL session in Kansas City. If you haven’t seen this one before, here’s your chance! This is always a fun one, and always draws good feedback, even when I run out of time – which happens every single time…

Come join me – we’ll talk about SQL, sharks, make fun of developers, Justin Bieber, and this guy: