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Exploring the DAC and everyone's favorite feature the DACPAC

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June 26, 2010 12:00 PM

9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037

9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037

Data Tier Applications or DACs (yes we know that DAC doesn't stand for Data Tier Application, but there already was a DTA) are a new way to think about and manage your databases. Instead of thinking of a database as just a database you can now manage your databases as applications setting usage thresholds based on the application needs for alerting and monitoring.

Along with this comes the DACPACs. The DACPACs is designed to provide developers with a quick and easy way to deploy applications into production without the need of the DBA, or when there is a DBA to give the DBA a simple change script which can then be used to push the Data Tier Application into Production.

In this session we'll demo the Data Tier Application, the DACPAC and talk about the pros, cons and shortcomings.

One of the ways that .NET developers can deploy databases to SQL Azure quickly and easily is by using a DACPAC. This is a new feature which is being introduced in Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

This allows you to create and manage your database schema, stored procedures, etc within Visual Studio as part of your .NET project and deploy it easily to the Azure cloud.

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