This week we released two new sets of tools, which help Visual Studio 2012 users take advantage of the latest Microsoft development platforms.
SQL Server Data Tools
Yesterday we released SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (or “SSDT BI” for short). This release includes project templates for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). You can see these examples in the New Project dialog below. To learn more about the release, please visit the SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog for the complete announcement, and start your download here.
Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012
Earlier this week, we also released the latest Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. This release includes project templates and Visual Studio tooling support for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365. If you’ve been trying out the pre-releases, I recommend you download the RTM bits and upgrade to the final version! You can learn more about this release from S. Somasegar or the Apps for Office and SharePoint blog.
I hope you get a chance to try out the new tools!
Lisa Feigenbaum – Senior Program Manager Lead, Developer Division
Short Bio: Lisa’s team leads inbound and outbound customer engagements for Visual Studio, including Communications, MVPs, Feedback and Telemetry.