Today, at Tech*Ed 2008 Developer, we announced the immediate availability of the first public CTP of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR.
GDR stands for General Distribution Release. The GDR will be an out-of-band release enabling support for SQL Server 2008. It also introduces the new product architecture, which for those of you who are keeping up with the code names, is work that is a direct result of the "Rosario" project.
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.
All of this is part of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR June CTP which is available right now! Please see the download page.
Make sure you have the prerequisites installed, which means installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 beta.
Please post questions to the MSDN Visual Studio Team System - Database Professionals forum. For bugs, ideas and suggestions please use the Microsoft Connect site https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio and fill them using the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR link.
Thanks, -GertD Group Engineering Manager Visual Studio Team System Database Edition