[EN] SQL Server Data Tools – September 2013 update

Few days ago Microsoft released September’s Update of SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio (2010 and 2012).  SSDT Team blogged: “The September 2013 release has a targeted fix for the Schema Compare error when working with large display text or high DPI.”  If You already use Visual Studio 2012, You can get notifications about this update directly from application:


Pic.01 – SSDT update notification in VS 2012

But, even You click update, You will be redirecting to update page:


Pic.02 – redirection for SSDT update page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 

At this page You can find information about software requirements {like operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Windows 8 (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64), Windows Server 2012 (x64)}, direct link for downlading installer, and links for application which give You possibility for installation without internet acces “Administrative Install Point” in few other languages: Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (PRC), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese (Taiwan). You will need approximately 1.8GB of free space at for the full install point because it includes all possible components that might be required.


Pic.03 – After running setup, You must accept agreements.


Pic.04 – and downloading and installing proces starting.


Pic.05 – after all, restart (hopefully not immediatelly and not forced) is required.

Final view:


Pic.06Visual Studio 2012 > SQL Menu > Check for Update


On SQL Server Data Tools site {HERE} You can find more information what SSDT is:

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools provides an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work for any SQL Server platform (both on and off premise) within Visual Studio. Database developers can use the SQL Server Object Explorer in VS to easily create or edit database objects and data, or execute queries. Developers will also appreciate the familiar VS tools we bring to database development, specifically; code navigation, IntelliSense, language support that parallels what is available for C# and VB, platform-specific validation, debugging and declarative editing in the TSQL Editor, as well as a visual Table Designer for both database projects and online database instances.