Now Available - SQL Server Data Tools and Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

Now Available - SQL Server Data Tools and Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

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This week we released two new sets of tools, which help Visual Studio 2012 users take advantage of the latest Microsoft development platforms.

SQL Server Data Tools

Yesterday we released SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (or “SSDT BI” for short). This release includes project templates for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). You can see these examples in the New Project dialog below. To learn more about the release, please visit the SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog for the complete announcement, and start your download here.


Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

Earlier this week, we also released the latest Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. This release includes project templates and Visual Studio tooling support for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365. If you’ve been trying out the pre-releases, I recommend you download the RTM bits and upgrade to the final version! You can learn more about this release from S. Somasegar or the Apps for Office and SharePoint blog.


I hope you get a chance to try out the new tools!



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Lisa Feigenbaum – Senior Program Manager Lead, Developer Division

Short Bio: Lisa’s team leads inbound and outbound customer engagements for Visual Studio, including Communications, MVPs, Feedback and Telemetry.

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  • Coolio

  • Is the download link only for 32bit installations? Installing it fails here with a "Same architecture installation" error.

  • @Me,

    May I know which tool are you trying to install?

    -Xiaoying Guo, Program Manager, Office Developer Tools

  • The install also fails for me on a 64bit architecture.  The installer complains about the architecture.

  • There is only a X86 installer, please add 64 bit, PLEASE, btw who does 32 bit anymore?

  • @Martin,

    You're probably not going to get anywhere by saying that last phrase.

  • @Martin Visual Studio is x86...

  • @Xiaoying Guo,

    A little off-topic, but from your designation I am pretty sure you stand a better chance doing something about the issue reported below:

    Lets say if we have enabled "When selecting, automatically select entire word" option under File | Options | Advanced: Editing options (which is enabled by default),

    Word 2013. 2010 and 2007 "should" select the whole word at both endpoints (exactly what IE does), not just the word at first click.

    IE (8, 9 and 10) does it right. Nonetheless, IE doesn't give you any option to disable (under advanced options or anywhere) it for precise selection.

    Wouldn't it be nice if Word inherit the correct behavior from IE and IE inherit the customization option from Word?

    Looks like, collaboration is the concept only exercised in SharePoint at Microsoft.

    Please put the word in right ears and thank you for letting us contribute some.  &-)

    For more information on reproducing this issue, please take a look at my request:

    to Office team -

    to IE team - (pardon the line-breaks, Connect website developers recently changed their mood about rendering br-tag against newline character {\n})


  • I believe the Architecture installation error relates to the variant of Sql Server not VS.NET

  • Please tell me that youre heading to keep this up! Its so great and so important. I cant wait to read a lot more from you. I just feel like you know so substantially and know how to make people listen to what you might have to say. This blog is just too cool to become missed. Terrific stuff, genuinely. Please, PLEASE keep it up!

  • for the "Same architecture installation", just set installation to a new instance.

    The setup just install BI so it's not an addition to an existent SQL Server.

  • This is one technology that I would love to be able to use for myself. It’s definitely a cut above the rest and I can’t wait until my provider has it. Your insight was what I needed. Thanks

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