Update Available for SSDT CTP4

We are excited to announce that our first incremental update of SSDT CTP4 is now available for download!

Download it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027

This new release replaces the existing feed and can be accessed via all of the same avenues that were available for the original CTP4 release. The SSDT team asks that you download and install these refreshed bits, even if you have previously installed CTP4, so that we may gain additional validation of our build-to-build upgrade functionality.  The size for this download is only 10 MB if you already have CTP4 installed.  If you experience any issues installing this new release with or without CTP4 already installed, please let us know via the SSDT forum (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ssdt/threads).

Features and fixes included in this release:

Schema Compare Embedded Scripts improvement

Selecting a top-level item in the grid now shows script for the selected item and its hierarchical children, with differences between the source and target for each of these highlighted.  This feature reduces the need for you to expand nodes in the results grid by showing more information about relevant objects in the script differencing pane. 

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 detection fix

Some customers have reported an error in detecting the presence of VS2010 SP1 that blocks SSDT CTP4 installation. This issue has been fixed in this release and no further VS2010 SP1 detection problems should exist.

CTP4 Supported Operating Systems

We have made a fix to our logic in detecting supported operating systems. Our supported operating systems are:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or above
  • Windows 7 SP1 or above
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or above
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SPI or above