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BIDS for Visual Studio 2012

Posted : Saturday, 20 April 2013 14:05:36

I have a keen interest in Business Intelligence using SQL Server 2012 – previously I’ve had the misfortune to have to endure BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio) 2008 which made a really powerful data processing tool a complete chore to develop for. One of my clients recently engaged me to create a POC for their development team to use when developing SSIS and other SQL Server components. I haven’t used VS 2012 for BI projects before but being halfway through an MCSE in SQL Server BI I have read enough to motivate me to give it a go. After a bit of Googling I found the SSDT download but was a bit surprised when I went to create a new SSIS solution but found nothing….?

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Don’t get me wrong I love TODO-Database Projects but I want BIDS templates …SSIS,SSAS,SSRS yada yada yada

I tried the SQL Server install disc? Still nothing :-(

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I had to really dig and found that this is the proper link…. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=36843

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Much better – why was it so difficult to find? Visual Studio Extension would have been easier?

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Anyway new templates a go-go!

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Sweet, Enjoy!

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