New CTP of SQL Server Hosting Toolkit released

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of the 2nd CTP of the SQL Server Hosting Toolkit!

This CTP contains both a dramatically enhanced Database Publishing Wizard as well as the new Database Publishing Services.

Major enhancements to the Database Publishing Wizard include support for almost all database-level objects and data types, a wizard-based GUI, and integration with the Database Publishing Services.

The Database Publishing Services enable hosters to provide a seamless deployment story for their customers who’ve downloaded the Database Publishing Wizard. The services are designed to be easy to deploy and require minimal resources. With this CTP, hosters can do test deployments in preparation for our formal release next month.

If you're a hosting customer, download the Database Publishing Wizard, give it a shot and tell us about your experience. 

If you're a hoster, download the whole toolkit and shoot us a mail. We'd love to talk to you about your experience hosting SQL Server and how we can shape the toolkit to suit your needs.