Available Today: SQL Server Data Tools RTW!

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We are pleased to announce that the first production release of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is now available for download.  This release of SSDT represents an important step towards our continued investment and commitment to providing first class tooling for database developers on the SQL Server and SQL Azure platform. More than 85,000 people downloaded the SSDT Community Technology Previews to date and have been providing tremendous amounts of valuable feedback. The SSDT team would like to thank you!

Download SSDT today and learn more about the product on our website.   If you have any questions or feedback, please visit our forum or Microsoft Connect page.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • What is the recommended update approach for users who has CTP4 installed,

    are there any specific upgrade steps (such as those from CTP3 to CTP4) required for users of CTP4?

  • Uninstalled CTP 4 and installed RTW, seems to be no issue

  • You can install RTW directly on top of CTP4 and it will upgrade appropriately.  

  • Tried RTW directly on top of CTP4. Works fine... Great work thanks

  • I am facing the installation error, refer to the link social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../df671545-c4a5-4bd1-ac43-82f5d209db89

    please help...thanks.

  • Yayyyy!

  • why installation of sql server tools changes VS icon, and destroys all shortcuts to it?

    it's becomes a bad tradition after installing anything related to sql server, what shares same vs ide (sql server tools, before it was vs 2008 and sql server 2k8 management or bi studio, i guess with sqlserver 2012 it will be the same), something is messed up in visual studio?

    could sql server team somehow synchronize with visual studio team, it really adds doubts to all sql server as product...

  • Cool to hear.

  • @martynas - We are aware of the icon corruption that takes place if you install SSDT and you already have a VS2010 icon pinned to your taskbar/desktop. A bug has been filed for this and it is being addressed by the VS team.



  • PLEASE, why why why do you need to make things always complicated and with each product you develop a new way to distribute the software. Why I can't download the SSDT as one plain .exe from MSDN download and move it then to the machine I need it. STRONG HINT (in case you have once worked in the real world) there are plenty of corporate machines that don't have direct access to the internet for downloading software, so web installers are only for hobbists, not for corporations. Second the machine I use for downloading the software can be anything (OS X, WinXP, what ever) since I don't plan to install it here.

    So now how can I get the software and move it later on a SQL 2008 R2 Server for installation ?

  • nojetlag: why would you install this software on a SQL 2008R2 Server? This is a plug in for VS for developers; I pity the developer who doesn't have access to the internet.

  • I am attempting to install SSDT from the location you listed.  The Web Installer launches successfully, but then gives me a message "The product you are trying to install is not supported on your operating system."

    My operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise, 64bit.  And I have Visual Studio 2010 SP1 installed.  I have not been able to find any help on the web. Any ideas?


  • Hi Jerry,

    You need to upgrade your OS to Windows 7 SP1.  Please let me know if you run into any installation issues after this.


    Janet Yeilding

  • Very nice - great job!

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