Skip to main content

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.

Get it
Get it
Get Started
Beginner's Guide
Learn more
Learn more
Forum
Forum

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.

 

SQL Server Data Tools Highlights SQL Studio Highlights

SQL Server Data Tools

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
SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 is available
We’d like to announce the availability of the latest March 2014 release of SSDT with support for SQL Server 2014 databases. This version is fully compatible with SQL Server 2014. This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. For... Read more...
Tuesday, Mar 25
SSDT and Visual Studio versions
Hello All, there has been some questions around our support for various Visual Studio versions and the update mechanism for them. I hope this will help clarify some of the questions: Visual Studio 2013 - VS 2013 now has SQL Server tooling built in ... Read more...
Thursday, Jan 30
Updated SQL Server Data Tools January 2014
The SSDT January 2014 release has been updated to support both SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Update 1 and continues to support SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse. This release of SSDT is now PDW version-aware, and the experi... Read more...
Monday, Jan 27

Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the MSDN Web site. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the MSDN Web site.

Would you like to participate?