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Announcing the General Availability (GA) Release of SSDT 17.0 (April 2017)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools 17.0 is officially released and supported for production use. This GA release includes support for SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server on Linux including new features such as Graph DB. It includes several features that we have consistently received requests for via MSDN forums and... Read more

SQL Server Data Tools 17.0 RC, and SSDT in VS2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

It’s been a busy few months for SSDT with multiple Release Candidate releases of the 17.0 major release, and Visual Studio 2017 shipping this week. Here’s a quick update on the latest & greatest database tools updates you can try out. SQL Server Data Tools 17.0 RC3 Today we’re announcing SSDT 17.0 RC3 release for Visual... Read more

SQL Server Data Tools 16.5 Release

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available. The SSDT 16.5 release adds a number of improvements to the connection experience, SqlPackage and DacFx API support for generating a deployment report and scripts during publish, and as usual a number of bug... Read more

SQL Server Data Tools 16.4 Release

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available. The SSDT 16.4 release adds support for Schema Compare in SqlPackage.exe and as an API, Integrated Workspace Mode for SSDT Tabular, and as usual has various bug fixes. Update: SSDT 16.4.1 Hotfix release is available.... Read more

Schema Compare in SqlPackage and the Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In the most recent version of SqlPackage.exe and the Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx), we have introduced some new functionality: Schema Compare! A couple of years ago we added MSBuild support for Schema Compare.  We’ve now extended that support to SqlPackage.exe and DACFx. SqlPackage.exe SqlPackage.exe’s Publish and Script actions now accept Schema Compare (.scmp) files created by Visual... Read more

SqlPackage.exe: How to get detailed information about supported parameters

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Recently we have received questions about sqlpackage.exe and its supported parameters. In this blog I will share a simple tip to get the help information about all supported parameters and properties for a specific action from the version of sqlpackage.exe that you use. For each action type, copy and execute the command below. For Export: sqlpackage.exe... Read more

Releasing SSDT with Visual Studio “15” Preview 4 and introducing SSDT MSBuild NuGet package

Monday, August 22, 2016

Today marks the release of Visual Studio “15” Preview 4. The SQL Server Data Tools team is happy to announce support for the relational database set of SQL tools – SQL Projects, Schema Compare, Data Compare, and SQL Server Object Explorer – in this Visual Studio release. This release includes a great number of new... Read more

Part 5. Use your own Build and Deployment Agent

Monday, August 22, 2016

This blog is part 5 of Automate Build and Deployment of Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. Content of Tutorial: Part 1. Prerequisite for Azure SQL Database Build and Deployment Automation Part 2. Automate Building Azure SQL Database with Continuous Integration Part 3. Create NuGet package for Azure SQL Database Part 4. Orchestrate Azure SQL... Read more

SQL Server Data Tools 16.3 Release

Monday, August 15, 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available. The SSDT 16.3 release introduces new Tabular Model Explorer, enhancements for Always Encrypted experience with new key management dialogs and various bug fixes. Get it here: Download SSDT GA 16.3 for Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio... Read more

SQL Server Data Tools July Update

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available. The SSDT update for July 2016 adds bug fixing and enhanced support for SQL Server 2016 features such as Always Encrypted and Temporal Table. This update also introduces a ‘safe installation‘ experience. It aims to guarantee the installation... Read more

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