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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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DacSamples Moves from CodePlex to GitHub
The DacSamples project is moving from CodePlex to GitHub under the new name /Microsoft/DACExtensions/. As part of the move the team is adding a new extension to the DacFx API to allow easier usage of the public model. Licensing The new GitHub project... Read more...
Thursday, Mar 19
SQL Server Data Tools and Data-Tier Application Framework Update for February 2015
The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio and the Data-tier Application Framework (DACFX) is now available. Get it here: SQL Server Data Tools: https://msdn.microsoft.com/data/hh297027 ... Read more...
Monday, Mar 2
New Advanced Publish Options to Specify Object Types to Exclude or Not Drop
Our team has been hard at work these past few months, and we're thrilled to announce that the most frequently requested improvement to SQL Server Data Tools is here. We plan to release an update of SQL Server Data Tools in the coming weeks, and in th... Read more...
Monday, Feb 23
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

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