Very happy to announce that Gert and co just released CTP16, of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR release. We are yet another step closer to reaching the finish line which is waiting for us at PDC in Oct of this year.
This release adds the following features:
CTP16 requires the following components to be installed:
You can download CTP16 from the following location:
NOTE: If you have a previous version of the GDR installed, you will have to first uninstall this and then install the latest CTP16 bits.
To set the expectations we are not 100% done with SQL Server 2008 support, the parser was just code complete after we were done with this release and this work is now being consumed by the interpreter, script generator, validation and build and deployment components. There will be a public release candidate once we are code complete, so one more release between now and RTM.
We are looking forward to your feedback which you can post to our MSDN forum and please file bugs and improvement requests using our Microsoft Connect site.