SQL Server Data Tools Preview update for January 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT Preview is now available. The SSDT Preview update for Jan 2016 added support for the latest updates of SQL Server 2016 CTP3.3, more feature enhancements in SSAS and SSIS and various bug fixes. *Please note that SSIS designer support for SSIS 2012 and 2014 is not… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools Preview update for December 2015

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT Preview is now available. The SSDT Preview update for December 2015 includes bug fixes and enhancements for the new connection experience for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database which was introduced in the November 2015 update. This update also includes the programmability… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools Preview update for November 2015

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT Preview is now available. The SSDT Preview update for November 2015 includes a new connection experience for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Key improvements are: Easily connect to any database from your history – from Publish, Schema Compare, Data Compare… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools Preview update for October 2015

The SQL Server Data tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT Preview is now available. The SSDT Preview update for October 2015 adds a support for SSAS and SSRS projects in Visual Studio 2015. SSIS has addressed various issues reported from August and September preview releases. This update includes SQL database project features for SQL Server 2016… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools Preview update for September 2015

Today we announce the latest preview of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). The September preview update provides new feature support in SQL Server 2016 CTP2.4, Azure SQL Database and multiple languages in Visual Studio 2015. Who can benefit from using the Preview? SQL Server 2016 CTP2.4 database developers who would like to try the new CTP features. Azure SQL… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools Preview update for August 2015

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT Preview is now available. The SSDT Preview update for August 2015 includes a new unified setup for both Database and Business Intelligence (BI) tools in Visual Studio 2015. SQL Server Data Tools – One installer for Database and Business Intelligence tools SQL Server… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools RTM update for July 2015

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT RTM is now available. Visual Studio 2015 was released to manufacturing (RTM) on July 20 and this update fully supports Visual Studio 2015 along with 2013 and 2012. The SSDT RTM update for July 2015 includes fixes for customer-reported issues from the… Read more

SSDT June 2015 Preview

Today we announce the latest preview of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). It is the first release from our fast-train preview program. Fast-train preview program implies that SSDT will be on a frequent release cadence, which starts today with the June 2015 preview. The June preview update provides support for new SQL features in Azure… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools Update for May 2015

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SSDT is now available. This update adds support to SSDT for Full Text Search in Azure SQL DB. Get it here: SQL Server Data Tools: https://msdn.microsoft.com/data/hh297027. In VS2012 the update will also available using the SQL -> Check For Updates menu option later… Read more

Presentation: Best Practices for multi-environment database development

A few months ago our team presented at the SQLBits XIV conference. The topic was Best Practices for multi-environment database development. The full video can be found on the SQLBits site and is a very informative presentation. The topics covered include: Using the new deployment options to exclude or not drop users,  Using Composite Projects to support defining… Read more