Features and Versions

DACFx originally shipped in SQL Server 2008 R2 and has had a few revisions since then. The following table summarizes the releases and the included features:

    SQL 2008 R2        Link    Features Added

    10.50.1600.1        Link    Version 1!

    10.50.1750.9        Link    In-place upgrades

    10.50.2500.0        Link    None

Dependencies required for SQL 2008 R2 version of DACFx include:

  • System CLR Types for SQL Server
  • Shared Management Objects
  • T-SQL Language Service

The next version of DACFx will be released with SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. New in the “Denali” release of DACFx is additional object support to cover SQL Azure as well as the Import/Export services.

The following list covers the “Denali” version releases of the DAC Framework:

SQL “Denali”             Link    Features Added

11.0.1440.19 (CTP)    Link    See above

Dependencies required for the SQL Server “Denali” version of DACFx include:

  • System CLR Types for SQL Server
  • Shared Management Objects
  • T-SQL Language Service
  • Transact-SQL ScriptDom (New)

Newer DAC versions contain all previous features and are fully backwards compatible with DACPACs or BACPACs created by older versions of DACFx.

Please note that in the near future, releases of the DAC will be timed to release along with SQL Azure updates in order to best provide support for SQL Azure features.

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