Are you a startup?
Get BizSpark cloud access
Get up to $3,700 of cloud benefits
Don’t have MSDN?
Here’s cloud access
The latest community technology preview of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition is now available on our download site.
In addition to providing support for SQL Server 2008 database projects, this release incorporates many previously released Power Tools as well as several new features. The new features include distinct Build and Deploy phases, Static Code Analysis and improved integration with SQL CLR projects.
Database Edition no longer requires a Design Database. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to install an instance of SQL Express or SQL Server prior to using Database Edition.
The release supports new features in SQL Server 2008 including
Other features in this release include:
To take advantage of the CTP, you must have Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition (English) or Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Suite (English) and Microsoft® Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta.
For more information and to download the update, see Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR July CTP.
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition provides advanced tools for database change management and testing and offers functionality to enable database developers and administrators to be more productive and increase application quality in the database tier.