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...provides an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work for any SQL Server platform (both on and off premise) within Visual Studio. Database developers can use the SQL Server Object Explorer in VS to easily create or edit database objects and data, or execute queries.

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Developers will also appreciate the familiar VS tools we bring to database development, specifically; code navigation, IntelliSense, language support that parallels what is available for C# and VB, platform-specific validation, debugging and declarative editing in the TSQL Editor, as well as a visual Table Designer for both database projects and online database instances.


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SQL Server Database Tooling Preview Release for the latest Azure SQL Database Update V12 (preview)
We are excited to announce the release of the Preview of Microsoft® SQL Server Database Tooling in Visual Studio and Microsoft® Data-Tier Application Framework Preview for the latest Azure SQL Database Update V12 (preview). Note that this preview is ... Read more...
Thursday, Dec 18
SQL Server database tooling November update
We’d like to announce the availability of the latest November 2014 release of SQL Server database tooling for Visual Studio. This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. For Visual Studio 2012 use the “SQL –> Che... Read more...
Thursday, Nov 13
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 scenar... Read more...
Monday, Aug 4
SQL Server Database Projects and Team Foundation Build
This post provides walkthroughs that discuss the use of SQL Server Database Projects (.sqlproj files) with Team Foundation Build in Team Foundation Server 2013. The scenarios addressed are: Configuring a Build Configuring a Build with Unit Te... Read more...
Thursday, Jul 24

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