Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You can find BIDS features in SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2012

The development environment for business intelligence (and database) solutions - earlier Business Intelligence Development Studio - is called SQL Server Data Tools in SQL Server 2012.
It can be installed using the SQL Server 2012 installation kit.

It's a Visual Studio 2010 Shell in Integrated Mode. Check out my earlier post regarding VS modes, BIDS, and SSMS.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

HUG-MSSQL website launched today

Some of you might already know that I organize the Hungarian User Group of Microsoft SQL Server (HUG-MSSQL).

Today we launched its website! There will be blogs, news, and events posted regarding everything about MSSQL and MSBI.

It will be in Hungarian, but some of you already translated this blog with free online tools anyway :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

How to install SQL 2012 on Windows 8

During the weekend, I was playing around with Windows 8 Customer Preview.

First I tried to install SQL Server 2012 RC0 as I had the installer already, but I ran into an issue (missing system CLR types). I decided not to handle this, since SQL Server 2012 RTM is available now. So I tried to install that one instead.

A smaller issue came up again. But Andre Ziegler saved my day with his post in one of the Windows 8 Developer Preview forums.

So, it's better running the script before you start the installation.
You'll have to run cmd as administrator, insert your Windows install disc and type:
dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source:d:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
Don't forget to check the drive letter of the source and replace it if necessary.

SQL Server 2012 is installed and running now on Windows 8. Thanks Andre :)