The RC will be provided through the Microsoft Connect Site for registered customers. If you would like to be registered for access to the RC click here to send your request to the team. Access to the RC is limited to a maximum number participants and all requests may not be granted.
Requests to evaluate the RC are no longer being accepted as the team prepares to release the RTM version of the GDR Service Release.
The RTM version will be available to all customers through the same Microsoft Download channel customers acquired the GDR from.
This service release can be installed on top of an existing GDR installation. This service release does not require any project upgrade for GDR based projects. This service release may require a project upgrade for some GDR projects, but the project will remain GDR RTM compatible. The GDR v2 RC1 can be uninstalled and the GDR RTM version reinstalled if you wish.
The issues included in this service release candidate are listed below:
Static Code Analysis
VSDBCMD Command Line Utility
Database Project System
Fixes previously communicated in service release, but are not included in this service release:
These 2 fixes will come in a future release.
A release date has not been established for the GDR v2 RTM service release yet, but we expect to have it out as soon as the RC is verified. We also plan to release the Power Tool refresh shortly after the GDR v2 is out.
If you are experiencing an issue that is not listed above we invite you to submit the issue to the product team through the Microsoft Connect Site.