Community Service Week

Next week, I’ll be presenting on SQL Server Developer Tools (SSDT) at two SQL Server User Groups. Will I see you there?

If you haven’t already heard, SSDT is the newest SQL Server development environment in Visual Studio 2010, released as part of SQL Server 2012 (codename “Denali”). You can download the current CTP3, but Juneau is not included with the Denali CTP3 bits. Instead, it’s a separate download via the Web Platform Installer at:

You can get a primer on SSDT by reading my earlier introductory blog post. Hopefully that inspires you to come meet me in NJ or NYC next week to get an up-close look at SSDT with lots of demos. Session abstract below. Hope to see you!

Introducing SQL Server Developer Tools (codename “Juneau”)

With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2012 (codename “Denali”), SQL Server Developer Tools (SSDT, codename “Juneau”) will serve as your primary development environment for building applications with SQL Server. While SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) continues to serve as the primary tool for database administrators, SSDT represents a brand new experience. SSDT plugs in to Visual Studio and provides a new SQL Server node in Server Explorer for connected development of on-premises or cloud databases, and also provides a new database project type for offline development.

With SSDT, developers can finally enjoy building applications without constantly switching between Visual Studio and SSMS. In this session, Lenni will demonstrate how SSDT can be used to develop for (and deploy to) on-premise and SQL Azure databases. In addition to replicating most of the functionality found in SSMS, you will learn how to use features such as code navigation, IntelliSense, and refactoring with your database model-indispensable tools previously available only for traditional application development in Visual Studio. We’ll also cover the new declarative model that allows you to design databases offline and under source control right from within your solution in Visual Studio. Don’t miss out on this demo-centric information-packed session on the next generation of database development tools for SQL Server!


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