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SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) has a new update:
VS 2010: August 2013 version: 10.3.30822.0, June 2013 version: 10.3.30618.1, December 2012 version: 10.3.21208.0, November 2012 version: 10.3.21101.1, September 2012 version: 10.3.20905.0, initial version: 10.3.20225.0
VS 2012: August 2013 version: 11.1.30822.0, June 2013 version: 11.1.30618.1, December 2012 version: 11.1.21208.0, November 2012 version: 11.1.21101.1, September 2012 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.
Bug fixes to customer-reported issues
This release includes many bug fixes for issues reported by customers using SSDT. Here are some of the most impactful bugs that this release addresses:
· Static Code Analysis Task doesn’t honor the CmdLineInMemoryStorage property
· StackOverflowException and crash when programmatically opening a .SQL file
· “Warning as error” setting in code analysis overrides build settings
· Deployment messages not tracked during Publish operation
Updated SQL Server Data Tools and Data-Tier Application Framework for August 2013