Database and Analytics

W19 Database Development with SQL Server Data Tools


4:30pm - 5:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Leonard Lobel



Sleek Technologies, Inc.

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is a powerful integrated development environment for designing, testing, and deploying SQL Server databases–whether you're working locally or remotely, connected or offline, or in the cloud on Microsoft Azure–all from within Visual Studio. While SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) continues to serve as the primary tool for database administrators, SSDT plugs into Visual Studio as a special database project type designed specifically for application developers.

In this session, you'll learn how you can use SSDT to remedy the pain points you face as a developer. You'll learn how to use features such as code navigation, IntelliSense, and refactoring with your database model–indispensable tools traditionally available only in Visual Studio. You'll also learn about the declarative model that helps you design databases offline and under source control right from within solution in Visual Studio. You'll also learn how to deploy to SQL Database on Microsoft Azure. Don't miss out on this demo-centric information-packed session on the current generation of database tools for application developers.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of database development with SSDT's declarative model-based architecture
  • The various SSDT features and capabilities (explorer, designers, schema compare, local database runtime, language services, debugging, and buffered editing)
  • How to design, test, and deploy on-premises data-bases, offline database projects, and Microsoft Azure SQL databases in the cloud all from inside Visual Studio