Since the release of Visual Studio 2012, business intelligence developers have been limited in how much they could use this tool due to the fact that it did not support BI project types (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). Today, that limitation is now gone with the release by Microsoft of SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012. With this release, BI professionals may now fully move onto Visual Studio 2012 for SQL Server 2012 project initiatives.
Tim Mitchell is a Microsoft SQL Server consultant, speaker, and trainer, and is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has been working with SQL Server for over 7 years, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, reporting, and database development. You can find his complete profile at TimMitchell.net.