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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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Creating an administrative install of SSDT update for Visual Studio 2013
Since we are offering our VS2013 update via the Visual Studio update channel, there aren't any specific instructions on how to get the download if you need to create an administrative layout. You may need to do this if your firewall or proxy setting... Read more...
Wednesday, Jul 23
MSBuild support for Schema Compare is available
Schema compare is one of the most important Visual Studio SQL Server tooling components. As of our July release the schema compare functionality is available via MSBuild. It can be run from the command line or as an integrated part of automated proje... Read more...
Tuesday, Jul 15
SQL Server Data Tools July Update
We’d like to announce the availability of the latest July 2014 release of SSDT. This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. For Visual Studio 2012 use the “SQL –> Check for Updates” tool inside Visual Stud... Read more...
Monday, Jul 14
Developing Enterprise SQL Server Features in Visual Studio database tooling
SQL Server 2014 introduced a number of new enterprise features. The most notable of these are memory optimized tables and natively compiled stored procedures. When developing databases with enterprise features in Visual Studio there are a few best pr... Read more...
Sunday, Mar 30

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