SQL Server Data Tools 16.4 Release

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available. The SSDT 16.4 release adds support for Schema Compare in SqlPackage.exe and as an API, Integrated Workspace Mode for SSDT Tabular, and as usual has various bug fixes. Update: SSDT 16.4.1 Hotfix release is available…. Read more

Releasing SSDT with Visual Studio “15” Preview 4 and introducing SSDT MSBuild NuGet package

Today marks the release of Visual Studio “15” Preview 4. The SQL Server Data Tools team is happy to announce support for the relational database set of SQL tools – SQL Projects, Schema Compare, Data Compare, and SQL Server Object Explorer – in this Visual Studio release. This release includes a great number of new… 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

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