http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/jamesserra/2012/12/14/sql-server-data-tools-ssdt-december-2012-update/

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SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) – December 2012 update

2012/12/14

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) has a new update:

VS 2010: December version: 10.3.21208.0, November version 10.3.21101.1, September version: 10.3.20905.0, initial version: 10.3.20225.0

VS 2012: December version: 11.1.21208.0, November version: 11.1.21101.1, September version: 11.1.20905.0, version shipped with VS 2012: 11.1.20627, initial version: 11.1.20225.0

Downloads: For Visual Studio 2010, For Visual Studio 2012

What is new is described below.  This was taken from the SQL Server Data Tools Team Blog.  The highlights are database unit testing (similar to what was in Visual Studio 2010 DB Pro tools, see Getting Started with SQL Server Database Unit Testing in SSDT and Database unit testing is now available for SSDT), Integration of SSDT Power Tools (so it’s no longer a separate install), and 50 bug fixes:

Database Unit Testing

We have received an overwhelming amount of feedback that database unit testing is a critical feature for customers, so SSDT- December 2012 adds support for this feature. Database Unit Testing in SSDT will look familiar to many of you as it is based on the equivalent capability in the Visual Studio 2010 DB Pro tools.  Some highlights:

Stay tuned for a follow-up post on getting started with SQL Server database unit testing.

Integration of SSDT Power Tools

The SSDT team started releasing SSDT Power Tools last April as a mechanism to deliver new and experimental features with each release. Since then, the Power Tools have been downloaded over 24,500 times.

We received a great deal of positive feedback on the Power Tools and as a response, this release integrates the functionality previously delivered via Power Tools into the core SSDT product. The advantage of product inclusion is that a separate install will no longer be needed and that features are now fully supported and available to users in all languages. The following features are now included in SSDT’s SQL Server Object Explorer:

Projects node adds the equivalent of Schema View to SSDT. You can use this node to browse the logical schema of your project and to edit, refactor, and add new objects.

Script As support in SSOX enables you to generate Create, Alter, Drop, and Drop and Create-To scripts for objects in your connected database.

DAC actions allow you to perform similar DAC-based tasks in SSDT to those available in SSMS.  You can extract a dacpac from a live database, publish a dacpac to a database, register a database as a DAC, or remove the registration metadata for a database registered as a DAC. These actions are supported for both on-premises SQL Server databases as well as Windows Azure SQL Databases.

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We recommend that you uninstall the SSDT Power Tools extension if you had it previously installed.

Updated Data-Tier Application Framework

This release includes the November 2012 release of SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx), which contains several feature enhancements and bug fixes.  You can learn more about the latest release of DACFx here.

Bug fixes

SSDT – December 2012 contains over 50 bug fixes, including fixes for customer-reported issues from SSDT – November 2012 and SSDT Power Tools releases.

More info:

Available Today: SSDT—December 2012


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