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

New Advanced Publish Options to Specify Object Types to Exclude or Not Drop

Our team has been hard at work these past few months, and we’re thrilled to announce that the most frequently requested improvement to SQL Server Data Tools is here. We plan to release an update of SQL Server Data Tools in the coming weeks, and in that update you’ll find new options that provide greater flexibility and control over database publishing…. Read more

SSDT and Visual Studio versions

Hello all, there have been some questions around our support for various Visual Studio versions and the update mechanism for them.  I hope this will help clarify some of the questions: Visual Studio 2013 – VS 2013 now has SQL Server tooling built in and shipped as part of the core product.  Database Projects, SQL… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools July Update

We’d like to announce the availability of the latest July 2014 release of SSDT. This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. For Visual Studio 2012 use the “SQL –> Check for Updates” tool inside Visual Studio or download via the download link below. For Visual Studio 2013 download check the Visual… Read more

Available Today: SSDT—December 2012

The SSDT team is pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools – December 2012 is now available for download!   Get it here: SSDT for Visual Studio 2012: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 SSDT for Visual Studio 2010: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650014 What’s New? Database Unit Testing We have received an overwhelming amount of feedback that database unit testing is a… Read more

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

Announcing SQL Server Data Tools – June 2013

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools – June 2013 is now available for download.  This release introduces several new features that we have consistently received requests for via MSDN forums and Connect.   From the SSDT team, thank you for your valuable feedback and suggestions! Get it here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027 What’s new Data… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 is available

We’d like to announce the availability of the latest March 2014 release of SSDT with support for SQL Server 2014 databases. This version is fully compatible with SQL Server 2014. This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. For Visual Studio 2012 use the “SQL –> Check for Updates” tool inside Visual… Read more

First Release of SSDT Power Tools

I am pleased to announce the first release of SSDT Power Tools. The SSDT team will be leveraging Power Tools as a mechanism to deliver new functionality and experiences through frequent updates, of which this is the first example. In this first iteration, we focused on addressing the feedback that SSDT does not offer the… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools and Data-Tier Application Framework Update for February 2015

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio and the Data-tier Application Framework (DACFX) is now available. Get it here: SQL Server Data Tools: https://msdn.microsoft.com/data/hh297027 Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFX): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45886 What’s New? Support for the latest Azure SQL Database V12 features Many features… Read more