BIDS Helper release 1.4.1

I am happy to announce that we recently put out a new release of BIDS Helper. I have copied the release notes out below, but one important "feature" that is not listed is that we now have a build script which is a modified version of the psake Powershell build script written by James Kovacs.

It had gotten to the point where it was a bit of an effort to do a build. You had to start by making sure you had the latest version of the source code, then version number had to be updated in a number of spots, then you had to do the compile, then run the installer script, then create the zip file for the xcopy deploy and once that was all done for the SQL 2005 version the whole process had to be repeated for the SQL 2008 version. So now we build an entire release in a single operation that only takes a minute or two.

There is also a new Version Notification feature that will periodically check if there is a newer release on codeplex and let you know if there is a new version available for download. So once you are running this release, BIDS Helper itself will let you know when a new release is available.

As always, if you have any ideas for features that you would like to see you can add a feature suggestion to the issue list.


This release incorporates the following major features:

This release also incorporates the following bug fixes and enhancements:

Print | posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 6:40 AM