SQL Server Data Tools Updated for PDW
The January 2014 SQL Server Data Tools update has some specific PDW updates to it to make it SQL Server 2012 PDW Appliance Update 1 (AU1) aware. AU1 is coming in the near future and you should update your tools to be ready for it. You can go ahead and update now as this update will make SSDT PDW version aware and you will get a different experience depending on whether or not you are on AU1 or not. I’ve updated my SSDT and connected just fine to my previous AU 0.5 appliance and I’m looking forward to checking out the differences once I have access to a AU1 appliance.