Adept SQL Tools has released AdeptSQL Workshop, an IDE for SQL-based database schema creation and management. Includes fast drag'n'drop SQL decompiler, editor, preprocessor, SQL analyzer and difference engine, "revision history" scripts with a separate player utility for remote db deployment, integration with MS Visual SourceSafe. Pricing starts at $130,
$199 with VSS support.
Use this free stored procedure to compare two different SQL Server databases in order to discover how they differ. Sp_CompareDB can compare both table structures and the data stored in them. Also learn how the stored procedure was written.
myLittleAdmin For SQL Server is a web-based SQL Server Database administration tool. It is intended to handle the administration of SQL Server databases over the WWW using ASP. It allows you to fully manage your databases even when you don't want or cannot use MS Enterprise Manager.
One of our readers needed some help with altering a table with DMO, so Andy has a code sample and some comments in general about how to add objects using DMO. It's good code and a very quick introduction to how objects work. Worth reading!
There has been some talk about the use of partitioned views in SQL Server 2000 to gain performance improvements for scale-out of applications. In this article by Neil Jacobson, he discusses his findings in respect of the speed of partitioned views.