Finally, the family…united. SQL Server BI Project templates now available in Visual Studio 2012


Update( 30.06.2014):

Beside the below mentioned information, I have written an updated compatibility sheet for the avaialable combinations or Visual Studio / SQL Server and the BI templates which is published here.

We waited and hoped and now we finally have them. SQL Server BI project templates in Visual Studio 2012.

This includes

  • Project templates for
    • SSAS Analysis services projects (.dwproj)
    • SSRS Reporting services projects (.rptproj)
    • SSIS Integration services projects (.dtproj)

More Information about this can be found here:

The direct download link is

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (




Be aware of the following:

  • Select “New instance” on the installation dialog if you have SQL Server x64 installed. Otherwise, you probably get the error "The CPU architecture of installing feature(s) is different than the instance specified. To continue, add features to this instance with the same architecture."




A big thanks to the team making this happen ! Smiley