CTP6 Is LIVE!


Here it is! The team has really worked hard the last six weeks ( CTP5 seems like ages ago! ) to bring you this CTP6 release. Let me give you a quick overview of the changes we have made to the product since we released CTP5:

  • Full SQL Server 2000 & 2005 object support
  • Extended Properties Support
  • Inline constraint support
  • Pre and Post script deployment population during Import Script
  • Team Build Support
  • Import Schema Wizard ( also integrated with the New Project Wizard )
  • The ability to synchronize your project from a database ( selective import essentially, based on differences. We heard your feedback! )
  • Refactoring is allowed in files that are in a warning state
  • Overall stability and performance
  • Fixed many customer reported problems
  • Support for 3 and 4 part name resolution when referenced database is present on design instance
  • No longer install SQL Express ( you’ll notice the download is a LOT smaller! ). You can pick your own SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition or SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition instance on the local box
  • Display detailed Schema Object properties in the property window for selected objects in the Schema View
  • Separation of user target database settings through the user project file

I hope that has whet your appetite to stop what you are doing and download these bits! 🙂

So what if I have CTP5 installed?

You will need to uninstall CTP5 ( and/or the performance refresh ) before installing CTP6. This will be the last time we make you do that! That is, projects created with CTP6 will be compatible with the release build once available. ( Unfortunately, projects created in CTP5 will not work in CTP6. Either re-import your database, or add the files via the Add Existing Item… menu item. )

So the steps are as follows:

  1. Uninstall CTP5 Performance Refresh
  2. Uninstall CTP5
  3. Install CTP6

Also, we will have another survey that we are really looking for your participation in! I will announce that link in the next day or so. In the meantime, download CTP6, take it out for a test drive, and please let us know what you think!

And for those who actually made it all the way to this part of this post, here’s a direct link to the install!

Cheers!


Comments (21)

  1. The latest and greatest CTP of Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available! Download Team

  2. If somehow you’ve missed all the excitement about Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Pros (aka Data Dude),

  3. Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Pros: The What, The Why, The How から CTP6 Is LIVE! Visual Studio Team

  4. Microsoft has released the sixth Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio Team Edition for

  5. Great news: The product team just published CTP6 and I wanted to let you know this immediately. For details

  6. Today marks the release of CTP6 of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. I’m pretty excited to see the development of this Visual Studio product. Finally database developers will be able to work like other programmers. Extreme Programming

  7. Earlier today CTP6 of the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals was made available for

  8. Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Pros: The What, The Why, The How : CTP6 Is LIVE! 어제 블로깅한대로 CTP6가 나왔습니다.

  9. Rob Caron says:

    Per Cameron Skinner ‘s blog, Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Developers Community Technology

  10. Regresando después de algun tiempo de ausencia … =) Con la nueva que ya salió el CTP 6 del Team Edition…

  11. [via ScottGu] Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals just released CTP6, which…

  12. Rexiology... says:

    crosspost from http://rextang.net/blogs/work/ [via ScottGu ] Visual Studio Team Edition for Database

  13. Dave Bost says:

    Camron informs us that CTP6 of Visual Studio 2005 Team System Edition for Database Professionals (aka

  14. Sam Gentile says:

    Now that I got my Feed Demon back, I actually have some stuff in the queue that is not so "new" but perhaps

  15. SRLTeam says:

    About two weeks ago I wrote about my first DB Dude impressions . Yesterday night new CTP (CT6) was published.

  16. mmm something is worng with me … I’ve already tested the previuos version, but now I have Windows Vista and I get the following error when I try to install the CTP6:

    Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals requires one of those editions of Visual Studio 2005 be installed before you install Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals.

    Any ideas ???

    Regards

    El Bruno

  17. camerons says:

    Do you have VSPro, VSTS, or a trial of VSTS installed?

  18. scottgu says:

    今天早先时候,我们发布了Visual Studio Team版的数据库专业人员版的第六个社区技术预览版(CTP)供免费下载。

  19. Sam Gentile says:

    Now that I got my Feed Demon back, I actually have some stuff in the queue that is not so "new"

  20. Now that I got my Feed Demon back, I actually have some stuff in the queue that is not so "new" but perhaps still "notable." Architecture/CAB/Smart Client Oldie but goodie: Eugenio has compiled a list of CAB and Smart Client Software