Schema Compare is an incredibly useful tool, providing a visual head over SSDT’s model differencing and update engine. It can be used to compare any combination of database, project or dacpac, and allows selective update of the target schema (via an update script in the case of a dacpac).
With the release of SSDT RTW, it is no longer required to remove previous installations of SSDT before upgrading to a newer release.
This means that if you have CTP4 or CTP4 Update 1 on your machine and you wish to upgrade to RTW,
In the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, you were able to link an Entity Data Model (.edmx) with a SQL Server Data Tools database project or database model. In Visual Studio 11 Beta, you no longer have that option. What happened?
We received a lot of feedback from our SSMS users that they wanted to continue using familiar SSMS keyboard mappings when using SQL Server Data Tools. We heard these requests and have produced a custom keyboard profile, the “SqlServerManagement.vssettings” profile, which is designed to satisfy that requirement.
We are pleased to announce that the first production release of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available for download. This release of SSDT represents an important step towards our continued investment and commitment to providing first class tooling for database developers on the SQL Server and SQL Azure platform.