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

Presentation on Visual Studio Database Projects Integration with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

This post contains the slide deck from a recent presentation on how to integrate Visual Studio Database Projects with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. We have also recently published an accompanying blog with extended content, details and scenarios: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ssdt/archive/2014/07/24/sql-server-database-projects-and-team-foundation-build.aspx.  (Note: A link to the complete slide deck can be found at the bottom of the… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is available

We’d like to announce the availability of SSDT that supports SQL Server 2014 databases.  SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is pre-release software, does not support upgrade from an existing SSDT install or upgrading to any new versions of SSDT to be released, and should be installed only on a clean machine. … Read more

Optimizing Scripts for Faster Incremental Deployment

Incremental deployment is the process of updating an existing database with new changes that were made by the developer in SSDT. Below we show you a tip on how to speed up incremental deployment by storing your scripts in their canonical form. Background SQL Server stores scripts in canonical form to have a standardized way… 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