Visual Studio 2017 is released today, and its new features like Live Unit Testing and configurable code style rules have already been grabbing the headlines. But inside the Visual Studio 2017 installer, another big surprise awaits: Redgate Data Tools.
Information on this will probably get outdated fast because Microsoft is running to complete its work on this, but as today, June 9th 2017, support to create SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) projects on Visual Studio 2017 is not available. So, you can't see this option because so far it doesn't exist yet. A Visual Studio extension that enhances development functionality in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) and SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). This project was previously called BIDS Helper (see Project History) Installation. Starting with Visual Studio 2015, BI Developer Extensions is installed from the Visual Studio Marketplace.
Ssis Visual Studio 2017 Tutorial For Beginners
Redgate Data Tools are inside the Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 installer
We’ve partnered with Microsoft so Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers can install ReadyRoll Core,SQL Prompt Core, and SQL Search as part of the Data storage and processing workload, enabling users to extend DevOps processes to SQL Server and Azure SQL databases, and increase productivity when working with SQL.
I’m excited about this because it’s a sign of how important database DevOps is becoming. DevOps is now mainstream and teams want to adopt processes like continuous integration and continuous deployment to deliver value more frequently.
Organizations all over are thinking practically about how to adopt a DevOps culture, and by including Redgate Data Tools in Visual Studio Enterprise, Microsoft are offering a complete solution to support this for both the application and the database.
While the DevOps culture, processes, and tools have come a long way in recent years for application development and deployment, the database has been a common blocker for organizations because of its unique requirements, and different processes to that of the application. The need to preserve production data can’t be overlooked, for example.
ReadyRoll Core lets users develop, source control, and safely automate deployments of database changes alongside application changes in Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS). This means the same tools used for the application can be extended to the database, and a single source of truth for teams can be established. The database will no longer be the bottleneck to continuously delivering value.
SQL Prompt Core offers advanced, IntelliSense-style code completion in Visual Studio Enterprise, allowing development teams to be more productive when writing and editing SQL. SQL Prompt Core autocompletes database and system objects and keywords, suggests JOIN conditions based on Foreign Key relationships or column similarities as you type, and also lets you expand wildcards to pick just the columns you need.
ReadyRoll Core and SQL Prompt Core in Visual Studio Enterprise 2017
SQL Search is available in all editions of Visual Studio 2017 – that’s Community, Pro, and Enterprise. To date, SQL Search has been a free extension exclusively for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), but now users can speed up database development by searching and exploring across SQL databases in Visual Studio 2017, as well as SSMS. SQL Search is such a popular Redgate tool, and we’re really excited to share this with even more developers.
If you’re not a Visual Studio Enterprise user, fear not. Pro editions of the tools support Visual Studio 2017 and earlier, and 28-day free trials are available from our website.
ReadyRoll Pro gives you even more precise and granular control over database deployments, and gives you the best of both migrations- and state-based approaches.
SQL Prompt Pro lets you format SQL into a standardized layout, create and share snippets, and offers a host of other productivity and collaboration features to make working with SQL effortless. SQL Prompt Pro supports SSMS too.
Give Visual Studio 2017 a try, and select the Data storage and processing workload to install the Redgate Data Tools.
Find out more about Redgate Data Tools.
Ssis Visual Studio 2017 Sql Server 2016
Tools in this post
Also in Database development
The challenges of monitoring a highly complex database estate at the University of the Sunshine Coast
As the manager for enterprise applications and data at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, I face a lot of unique challenges. The university itself has around 25,000 student...
Also in Blog
How database DevOps can enable the evolving insurance landscape
In 2020, Deloitte reported on The four trends that define insurance and showed that the future of the insurance marketplace is going to be significantly different.
Life and Property and Casualty in...
Also in DevOps
How Does Microservices Architecture Change Database Deployment?
This question was raised at the recent Redgate Summit: How does the implementation of a microservices architecture affect the implementation of a database DevOps approach?
I could even rephrase it ...
Also about Database DevOps
Moving from application automation to true DevOps by including the database
The goal of database DevOps automation is synchronized deployment of tested and reliable database schema changes, for each application update. The biggest motivation for including the database in your...
Also about Visual Studio 2017
Database Development in Visual Studio using SQL Change Automation: Getting Started
SQL Change Automation (SCA) is a tool designed to help you automate and optimize the way you develop, build, test, and release SQL Server databases, including integration with source control. In this ...