Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools) June 2013 Released

SQL Server Data Tools Team Blog - Announcing SQL Server Data Tools - June 2013

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools - June 2013 is now available for download.  This release introduces several new features that we have consistently received requests for via MSDN forums and Connect.   From the SSDT team, thank you for your valuable feedback and suggestions!

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What's new

Data Compare

We received significant feedback that Data Compare is a critical feature for SSDT customers, so this release of SSDT enables the visual data comparison between a customizable list of tables/views in two databases. ...


This release brings with it a significant payload of updates and additions to the extensibility scenarios supported in SSDT and DACFx. ...

Build & Deployment contributors

This extensibility point allows hooking custom code up to the existing DACFx build or deployment pipeline. Similar to previous database project extensibility, this enables advanced build and deployment scenarios like auto-generating documentation, custom difference reports, or injecting custom data motion logic into the deployment plan. The three supported contributor types are:...

Schema Model Navigation and Extensibility API

Another addition to this release is the exposure of an API allowing navigation of the schema model contained in a DACPAC or BACPAC. ...

Updated Data-Tier Application Framework



Given all the release news today, I didn't want this to get lost in the noise...

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