Microsoft is adding a new edition to its Visual Studio development tool line, introducing a version tailored for database developers. The new Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals is scheduled for a preview release next month at Microsoft's TechEd show, to be followed by general availability toward the end of the year.

VSTE for Database Professionals will include tools for managing changes to database schema, a new T-SQL editor, a unit test harness, and a feature that generates test data mimicking the volume and format of production-database information.

There's also a dedicated forum in the Team System forum group:

For the official announcement, see the press release on Microsoft PressPass.