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Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools ...

...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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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
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

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