VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR June CTP


In addition to enabling SQL Server 2008 database projects, the GDR release incorporates many of the previously released Power Tools functionality as well as several new features. The new features include explicit separation of Build and Deploy, separation of Database and Server project, improved project reference support, T-SQL Static Code Analysis and integration with SQL-CLR projects.

  • Architectural Changes
  • Project System
  • SQL Server 2008 Support
  • Build and Deploy
  • Refactoring
  • Schema Compare
  • T-SQL Static Code Analysis
  • Dependency Viewer
  • Database Unit Testing
  • Data Generation
  • Public Extensibility

You can read more about all the changes at Gert Draper’s blog posting here.

Get the GDR

All of this is part of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR June CTP which is available right now.

Make sure you have the prerequisites installed, which means installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 beta.  You must also uninstall the Database Edition Power Tools if they are installed.

About Wes MacDonald

Wes MacDonald is a Developer Technologies MVP, PSD, MCT and a Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a DevOps Consulting firm providing premium support, guidance and services for Azure and VSTS.

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