SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 There’s no need to install the SSDT standalone installer for the core SSDT experience. Now to create Analysis Services, Integration Services, or Reporting Services projects, you still need the SSDT standalone installer.Click to see full answer. Simply so, does Ssdt require license?You do not need to acquire a license if you only want to test out the software functionality within the development tools (SSDT-BI, BIDS – Business Intelligence Development Studio, or Visual Studio). After installation, the software will operate under the free developer license by default.One may also ask, does Visual Studio include SQL Server? Microsoft SQL Server is not included in the installation of visual studio, they are two products. With SSDT, you can design and deploy any SQL Server content type with the same ease as you would develop an application in Visual Studio. Also to know is, how do I add Ssdt to Visual Studio 2017? Use SSDT to create a new project and connect this to your database. Start Visual Studio 2017. From the File menu, click New, then click Project (or click CTRL+Shift+N). Select the SQL Server Database Project, and type and enter WideWorldImporters-SSDT as the project name. Click OK to create the project. How do I know if SSDT is installed? Verifying the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Release One method in how to verify your current SSDT release is through the Control Panel ➡ Programs ➡ Programs and Features. Programs that are installed on your server are tracked and/or listed under the Programs and Features, which can be accessed through Control Panel.