Offical team blog for SSDT, a tool for on and off-premise database development
We are pleased to announce a new release of SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx)!
This September, 2012 release includes an update to SqlPackage.exe where the following scenarios have been enabled for packaging and deploying data via the command-line:
Full SqlPackage.exe documentation on MSDN can be found here.
This release also addresses many issues that were reported by customers via Microsoft Connect or the SSDT Forum. Thanks again to our community in identifying and communicating these issues.
You can obtain this new version of DACFx and its dependencies from our Microsoft Download Center page here. This version of DACFx supersedes all previously available versions.
This new version of DACFx supports in-place upgrade from previous versions, so it is not required to remove previous DACFx installations before upgrading to this new release. SQL Server 2012 client tools including SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), as well as Visual Studio 2012 RTM are fully compatible with this updated version of DACFx and will use this new version once it has been installed.
If you experience any issues or have any feedback, please let us know via the forum or Connect. We look forward to hearing from you!
A .dacpac with data sounds pretty much the same as a .bacpac. Can you provide a bit more detail on the difference and in what situation I would use each? It isn't really clear from this blog post.
The link to the download page is broken: go.microsoft.com/fwlink :(
@Adrian - Yesterday, we released a new version of DACFx, the October 2012 release. Details of this new version and links to download locations on the MS Download Center are available here - blogs.msdn.com/.../sql-server-data-tier-application-framework-october-2012-available.aspx. Thus, the September 2012 DACFx release is no longer available on the Download Center, but if you still would like to download it to have the latest version of DACFx compatible with SSDT, it can be obtained from Microsoft Web Platform Installer here - www.microsoft.com/.../platform.aspx.