SQL Change Automation Core
Published 14 June 2018
SQL Change Automation Core is the version of SQL Change Automation available in the box with Visual Studio Enterprise 2017.
It is free to use but only contains a sub-set of the functionality provided in the standard edition of SQL Change Automation.
SQL Change Automation Core is only available as part of Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise edition.
There will be no Core Edition of SQL Change Automation from version 4.0 onward. In order to ensure you do not accidentally upgrade to a version that doesn’t support Core edition, it is recommended to turn off auto-updates for the SQL Change Automation extension.
|Component||Core Edition||Standard Edition|
|Visual Studio 2015 extension||✖||✔|
|Visual Studio 2017 extension||✔||✔|
|PowerShell Build components*||✖||✔|
|PowerShell Release components*||✖||✔|
|Technology||Core Edition||Standard Edition|
|SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008||✔||✔|
|Azure SQL Database||✔||✔|
Visual Studio 2017 Extension features
* Despite the inability to use the build and release components, it is still possible to use Core edition to automate deployments. See Automated deployment with SQL Change Automation Core.
If you upgrade from the Core edition, you'll get access to all the above features.
It is possible to do this within the Visual Studio extension.