Data & Analytics

VSW08 10 Visual Studio Hidden Gems for Database Development


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Erin Dempster

IT Data Operations Team Lead

Trean Corporation

Drew Skwiers-Koballa

Senior Program Manager


Visual Studio is well-known as a C# and C++ developer tool, but its depth of capabilities around SQL Server features is rarely discussed. These components benefit developers by providing tools to implement SQL Server databases or maintain analytics solutions with SQL Server Integration Services and Reporting Services. The SQL database functionality in Visual Studio can make ongoing development easier and enable better integration of your database components with existing CI/CD pipelines. This session will highlight 10 features that can improve your database development experience in Visual Studio.

You will learn:

  • About different components in Visual Studio
  • Improve efficiency with lesser-known features
  • Integrate database components with CI/CD pipelines