No Business Intelligence Development Studio in Visual Studio 2010 (yet?)

As a developer I am pleased with the new Visual Studio 2010 release.
Lots of features were added and the editor looks more tight and solid than its predecessors.

BI people still have to wait to taste the Visual Studio 2010 candy.
SQL Server 2008 only ships the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) for Visual Studio 2008, which is understandable because Visual Studio 2010 didn’t exist when SQL Server 2008 was released.

Enthusiastuc BI users who wanted to convert there existing reporting project to a Visual Studio 2010 project already reported (here and here) that the conversion failed.
The official statement from Microsoft:

Business Intelligence Development Studio for Visual Studio 2010 is currently under consideration for future releases of SQL Server.

So we can only hope that SQL Server 2008 R2, which was released on May 3 on MSDN will (probably?) be released at May 21, will ship BIDS 2010, although I just can’t find an official statement from Micrsosoft on that, so we have to wait until May.

UPDATE: Just downloaded and installed the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Development Studio. Unfortunately it only works in Visual Studio 2008.

  • Mika Jacobi

    Too Bad…

  • Disappointing. 🙁

  • shishir

    make it fast

  • Michael Heitland

    Are there any updates on that problem? Or do we all still have to stick with VS2008 for Business Intelligence problems? It would be nice if MS unveils its plans how to handle this major problem.

    I have launched a service request with Microsoft but there has not been any update so far.


  • Harry

    For BIDS, it is required to install few components

    I did not try yet. Let me know if any other solution.


  • Kevin Fairchild

    So annoying.

  • Ryan

    No I certainly don’t like this. I have been search for the same information over and over, and couldn’t find any answers from MS. They didn’t answer any questions even on their own website. MS is so bad with its publicity.

    They should give everybody a clear idea even when they can’t deliver the product in time, at least we all know what’s going on. Now everybody is so confused.

    Our company is planing to upgrade from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008. and we are also looking for a version control solution. The one I am looking at the moment is VISUAL STUDIO TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER. Should I buy the TFS 2008, then upgrade to TFS2010 later?

  • I think you better buy TFS2010, it has backward support for Visual Studio 2008, so you could check in your business intelligence projects from Visual Studio 2008 into TFS 2010

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  • JV

    I have VSTS2010 installed, but it doesn’t seem to matter, when I install SQL Server 2008 Express, I get no BI tools. Does BI not come with SQL Server 2008 Express?