Matt Nunn

Matt
Nunn

Matt Nunn, a senior product manager with Visual Studio, has led technical product management efforts for over four years, with a focus on the Microsoft ALM products and the business of application lifecycle management with Microsoft tools.

Articles
Better Support for Application Developers
Team Data isn't just for database developers. The tool's version-control functionality can help application developers write more efficient and accurate database access code.
Data You Can Rely On
This month Matt follows up his discussion on setting up baselines and creating a set of unit tests by explaining the steps for building a reliable set of data.
Put Your Database to the Test
Last month's column, "Explosive Source Control," focused on the first step in creating a baseline for your database in Team Data. This month, Matt explains the second half of the process and shows how you can set up database unit tests.
Database Development Teams: The Great Divide
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (Team Data) could help break down walls between database development teams, but teams won't find common ground until they make an effort to understand each other.
The Power to Control Change
How do you control database schema changes? Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals integrates database pros into the application life cycle and facilitates managing database change in an offline, source- and version-controlled environment.
The Proof Is in the Productivity 1
SQL Server 2005 took the test and, with the help of a few key features, keeps its promise to be more productive than SQL Server 2000 and Oracle 10g R2.
Peer-to-Peer: The Next Replication Generation
Peer-to-peer transactional replication is the direct descendant of SQL Server 2000’s bi-directional transactional replication. But this newer version of the technology provides improved availability and scalability as well as simplified setup wizards.
Get Out the Big Guns
Some SQL Server 2005 features could change the way you think about database systems, but these features might take some work. Take a look at some of the changes you’ll see when you use the SQLCLR and Service Broker.
Just a Spoonful of Sugar...
Many of SQL Server’s new features aren’t automatic, but require some effort on your part to work. Here are some that deliver great benefits with only the smallest effort.
Time to Celebrate!
The road to the release of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 has been long, but the tight integration between the two products means developers have never had it so good.
Something for (Almost) Nothing
With SQL Server 2005, some of the coolest features are available immediately, with little or no effort from you!
Putting the “Smart” Into Smart Clients
New BI tools in SQL Server 2005 let end users report and learn from data and give developers the ability to embed data mining in applications.
A Report Builder for Everyone 1
Report Builder is an end-user reporting tool that lets business users create Reporting Services reports without using Visual Studio. Learn how this tools works and how it can simplify your life.
Beyond SQLXML 1
For Microsoft's SQL Server development team, enabling Web services for SQL Server 2005 was important enough to warrant native support for the feature. Learn how you can use Web services support to improve interoperability and application connectivity.
Extending XML in SQL Server 2005
XML has become the standard format for transporting data. SQL Server 2005 offers native XML support--along with a new XML data type--that offers flexible data storage and gives you new ways to think about application and database design.

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