Updated SQL Server Data Tools January 2014

Updated SQL Server Data Tools January 2014

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The SSDT January 2014 release has been updated to support both SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Update 1 and continues to support SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse.  This release of SSDT is now PDW version-aware, and the experience is different when connected to SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse versus SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Update 1.  

You can find more about SQL Server PDW here: http://www.upgradetopdw.com.


This release is an update for Visual Studio 2012 shell only.  

Get it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015

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  • Hi,

    Can you please clarify how we get this for Visual Studio 2013 if we already have Visual Studio 2013 installed? The link you provided above (msdn.microsoft.com/.../hh297027) has a link to "Download Visual Studio 2013 with SQL Server Tooling", but I already have VS2013 installed, I don't want to have to download the whole thing again.

    Thanks in advance


  • "release has been updated to support both SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Update 1"

    What form does this support entail, exactly? I'm not seeing anything: twitter.com/.../428145343281520640

  • when are you jerks gonna make PDW available to MSDN customers?

  • Hi Jamie,

    This update is only targeting VS 2012 as we have an update coming soon for the VS 2013 SSDT that will support SQL14.  That update will come with the VS update channel which will prompt you when VS is open that there is an update to VS available.  I will update the page to explain the new update mechanism.

    I've also pinged the PDW team for a more specific list and will post back once I hear or they will reply.



  • I have VS 2013 Ultimate. How can I get SSDT for VS 2013 ?

  • SSDT now ships with VS 2013.  The update supporting the new PDW won't be available in VS 2013 until SSDT is released with SQL 2014 support - which should be in a couple months.

  • Please advise a date when VS2013 will be able to open SSIS projects.  We are in "multi VS version hell" right now...

  • > This release is an update for Visual Studio 2012 shell only

    It installed into VS2012 Premium just fine?

  • @Jill any open and reported bugs have been addressed in this release ? If not when do you plan a next release that will fix bugs ?

    @Steve Williams I feel with you, each and every release we repeat this drama, one would hope they can avoid this but I don't see a learning curve with this. (SQL vs. VS releases)

  • Where can I find the corresponding changelog or release notes such that I can identify if the update might suite my needs and does not lead me into new issues?

  • Hi Jamie, I work on the PDW documentation.  SQL Server PDW Appliance Update 1 has not shipped yet. This version of SSDT is posted so that PDW customers can prepare for using it with Appliance Update 1 when it ships. We will be posting more information about the details of Appliance Update 1 when it ships.

    If you are a PDW customer, you should definitely download it and start using it as a query client for PDW.

    Please note, the PDW documentation is available only to customers and interested parties who have a non-disclosure agreement with Microsoft. The documentation itself has specific details about the differences, and many of these details don't have a lot of meaning unless you see them in the context of the rest of the documentation.

    There are a couple papers on SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse at  http://www.upgradetopdw.com. One is an overview of PDW and the other is a migration guide.  

    Hope this helps!

  • a  general request, can we get an RSS feed for comments ? Or did I miss this somewhere ?

  • just found it, never mind

  • Hi everybody,

    I have an issue with the link above (and it's the same link I'm redirected to when I run "SQL Server Data Tools - Check for Updates" in VS 2012).

    The link downloads v. 11.1.31009.1 (that's my installed version) and not the new version 11.1.31203.1 (and if I run the downloaded setup, it asks me to repair or uninstall my installation).

    Am I missing something? Someone else experienced the same issue?

    Thank you very much.


  • I seriously hope some of the basic usability issues were addressed... (usage of the left arrow key when editing an expression, for example).

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