Where to get SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio

This short article shows you where to get and how to install SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio.

SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio as known as BIDS. Today, you are no longer easy to get the result from google if you are finding Business Intelligence Development Studio or BIDS. You will get a better result if you are searching for SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence.

You can install this feature when you are installing the SQL Server full edition such as Standard Edition. Somehow I did not realize I see it so I force to download a separate installer to install the SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence (BIDS).

The download for the moment is here http://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/download/details.aspx?id=42313.  This is for Visual Studio 2013. There will be a new location for the future version perhaps.

You will see the following screen once you start the installation. Select All that is what I did.


DO NOT choose Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2014 if you are running SQL Server x64.  


You will get the Same architecture installation error if you choose SQL Server 2014 if you are running SQL Server x64.


If you select Perform a new installation of SQL Server 2014 then your installation will be successful.


Surprisingly if you are running Windows Server 2012 R2 with VS 2013 then the Windows Phone 8.1 Emulators will kick start to install itself.


You will find your BIDS in Visual Studio 2013 after all these.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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