Technical Reference for Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management
This section of the documentation for Visual Studio contains reference topics that support the scenarios for Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate. For additional reference documentation for administrators of Team Foundation Server, see Technical Reference for Team Foundation.
You can use the Design Time Extensibility (DTE) features of Visual Studio to import database or server objects and settings, to import objects and settings from scripts, to compare database schemas, or to compare database data.
You can use VSDBCMD to import schema information into a .dbschema file or to deploy a .dbschema file to a database. You can use VSDBCMD on computers that do not have Visual Studio installed as long as you copy a few required supporting files.