Supported Operating Systems
Download and Install SQL Server Data Tools
Upgrade Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx)
A new version of the SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (May 2013, version 11.1.2825.1) has been released since the availability of the SSDT December 2012 update. This release of DACFx contains a critical bug fix, which is covered in more detail in the following blog post: SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (May 2013) Available. The new version of DACFx is fully compatible with the December 2012 release of SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2012.
Set up an Administrative Install Point (optional)
For locations without internet access, create an Administrative Install Point for SQL Server Data Tools by following this procedure:
Download SSDT as an ISO image (optional)
An ISO image of SSDT can be used as an alternative way to install SSDT or to set up an Administrative Installation point. The ISO is a self-containted file that contains all of the components needed by SSDT and it can be downloaded using a restartable download manager, useful for situations with limited or less reliable network bandwidth. Once downloaded, the ISO can be mounted as a drive or burned to a DVD.