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Whether you work in SQL Server Management Studio or Visual Studio, Redgate tools integrate with your existing infrastructure, enabling you to align DevOps for your applications with DevOps for your SQL Server databases. Discover true Database DevOps, brought to you in partnership with Redgate.

This short blog post lists the main new features in version 3, with pointers to the menu location of the new features in the upcoming version 3.0 of my SQL Server Compact Toolbox add-in for Visual Studio. Please go ahead and download the preview, and let us know what you think.

New features

Extensive support for Sync Framework 2.1, including Provisioning, Deprovisioning, Code Generation, Local Database Cache Code Generation and Explorer tree integration - thanks to great effort from fellow MVP JuneT ( blog | twitter)

(Root context menu)

(Database context menu)

Generate desktop LINQ to SQL classes both for 3.5 and 4.0 databases (see this blog post for more info)

(Database context menu)

Migrate a SQL Server Compact database directly to SQL Server (LocalDB/Express)

(Database context menu)

Script only data (with "correct" table ordering, using QuickGraph DataSetGraph with Topological Sort)
(Database context menu)

Add own Compact 3.5 based connections when using Visual Studio 11 beta

WP DataContext - option to include a ConnectionStringBuilder class


Go and try it out, and let us know what you think!

It’s easier than you think to extend DevOps practices to SQL Server with Redgate tools. Discover how to introduce true Database DevOps, brought to you in partnership with Redgate


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