It was announced overnight by Microsoft that the Database Professional SKU for Visual Studio will be made available to all people who have a licensed copy of Team Developer.

This is great news as it addresses the problem of where to put the expensive copy of DataDude (which I think has been a barrier to it’s uptake), in most companies there is not the clear distinction between code and DB devs.

So as of tomorrow you can get DataDude via MSDN. You can read more about the recent announcements here: