Juneau. Very close to Denali (code name of next edition of SQL Server). But what is it exactly? Few days ago (about 11th July) Microsoft delivered for SQL Server Peoples new version of new tool. His (or her?) name is Juneau. It is capitol of the state of Alaska. On the other side: it is SQL Server Developer Tools (SSDT) in version 3 of Community Technology Preview. Yes I know. Where I have been on CTP1 and CTP2 time? Somewhere… but not here. Hope to see CTP3 as last before next SQL Server release.
What exactly Juneau is: based Microsoft Product Team public information: …is a project announced at SQL PASS on November 9, 2011. SSDT represents our continued investment and commitment to integrating data into the development experience when targeting SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSDT unifies SQL Server and SQL Azure development for both professional database and application developers. Integrated within the Visual Studio environment, it accelerates development of T-SQL, Reporting, Integration Services, Analysis Services, and data-enabled .NET projects. In addition, SSDT can be installed standalone without Visual Studio, a commitment we are making to professional database administrators (DBAs) that want the full set of SQL Server schema and T-SQL capabilities, but not necessarily the full Visual Studio application development environment. SSDT will ship with the next release of SQL Server (SQL Server code-named “Denali”) in 2012, and the public Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) will be publicly downloadable this summer at the same time as the SQL Server “Denali” CTP3. SSDT supports SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server “Denali”, and SQL Azure development
As I wrote before this CTP3 is available for everyone, so You can go HERE for downloading, or wait for may next post to know a little bit more about installation. About the requirements… Microsoft said: because it is installing via Web Installer, all what You need will be downloading and installing in the process of installation Juneau. Uff. I hate this sentence. So next post will be about requirements, and next one about installation… In the meantime short announcement look like this:
Upss… I forgot, in next posts I’ll use different system (probably I have one in English…)
This post is my first in the series of few posts about this tool. Next posts I will write as soon as possible…