If your shop is even close to the typical Microsoft SQL Server environment there are several people that can make changes to the production environment and what's in SourceSafe does not match what's on the SQL Server. This freeware by Bill Wunder will make archiving DDL and DTS packages a piece of cake and simplify deployment of SQL Server code. Available exclusivily for SQLServerCentral.com members.
As you might guess from the title, this is an extended stored procedure that you can use to interact with MSMQ. It's supposed to be extremely fast, able to handle 4-5k messages per second and have a very small memory footprint. (Press Release)
In part two of this article Chris explains how to handle some common issues you'll run into while using version control and how to manage the process. Defintely read part one first if you haven't already.
At Last! No need to convert SQL Scripts from one dialect to another. Although SQL is a simple language, it can be tedious, inaccurate and frustrating when developing equivalent SQL scripts for multiple database servers. This product handles the conversion for you. (Not Reviewed)
Hopefully you've heard by now that we're publishing a book consisting of our best content from 2002. Sign up for the book is going well, but we could still use a few more. This update answers some of the questions we've received so far.