SQL Server Data Tools July Update

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available. The SSDT update for July 2016 adds bug fixing and enhanced support for SQL Server 2016 features such as Always Encrypted and Temporal Table. This update also introduces a ‘safe installation‘ experience. It aims to guarantee the installation… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools GA update for June 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT General Availability (GA) is now released. The SSDT GA update for June 2016 added support for the latest updates of SQL Server 2016 RTM, various bug fixes.   Get it here: Download SSDT GA June 2016 for Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 The… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools Preview update for April 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT Preview is now available. The SSDT Preview update for April 2016 added support for the latest updates of SQL Server 2016 RC3, various bug fixes.   Get it here: Download SSDT April 2016 Preview for Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 The version number… Read more

Automate Build and Deployment of Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment

One of key benefits of developing database with SSDT is you can easily integrate Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practices to database development. You can develop and manage your database in source control such as Git, automate build with continuous integration and orchestrate releases with continuous deployment. In this blog, we will walk through a series… Read more

Part 1. Prerequisite for Azure SQL Database Build and Deployment Automation

This blog is part 1 of Automate Build and Deployment of Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. Content of Tutorial: Part 1. Prerequisite for Azure SQL Database Build and Deployment Automation (this page) Part 2. Automate Building Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration Part 3. Create Nuget package for Azure SQL Database Part… Read more

Part 2. Automate Building Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration

This blog is part 2 of Automate Build and Deployment of Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. Content of Tutorial: Part 1. Prerequisite for Azure SQL Database Build and Deployment Automation Part 2. Automate Building Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration (this page) Part 3. Create Nuget package for Azure SQL Database Part… Read more

Part 3. Create Nuget package for Azure SQL Database

This blog is part 3 of Automate Build and Deployment of Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. Content of Tutorial: Part 1. Prerequisite for Azure SQL Database Build and Deployment Automation Part 2. Automate Building Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration Part 3. Create Nuget package for Azure SQL Database (this page) Part… Read more

Part 4. Orchestrate Azure SQL Database Release with Continuous Deployment

This blog is part 4 of Automate Build and Deployment of Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. Content of Tutorial: Part 1. Prerequisite for Azure SQL Database Build and Deployment Automation Part 2. Automate Building Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration Part 3. Create Nuget package for Azure SQL Database Part 4. Orchestrate… Read more

Special update: SSDT Preview Update with SQL Server 2016 RC2 support

Update: Now that SSDT is GA, please go to the main SSDT download page to get SSDT. The post below has been preserved for reference. Original post: This month we are not releasing the standard SSDT monthly refresh on our main download page. We’ll cover why we’re doing this and how to get support for the latest… Read more