Oracle DSP Provider and Quest Software
I just wanted to make sure everyone had heard of the great news that was announced today at VSLive! in San Francisco. Quest Software has announced that it will be building atop the rich extensibility infrastructure that is present in what was the VSTS Database Professionals box ( aka "Data Dude" ), now merged into the VSTS Developer box ( as of last October ), and providing a DSP provider targeting Oracle databases. This is great news, 'cause what this really means is that database developers can now use DBPro functionality against Oracle backends, in much the same way as database developers can work against SQL Server!
Check out some of the press coverage of the announce to learn more...
This was the culmination of a lot of hard work by many people from both Microsoft and Quest. I personally am very glad and happy to see this actually come to pass!