Its no great secret that Juneau, a collection of features in the forthcoming SQL Server codenamed Denali, will be in the next version of Visual Studio but its nice to have it confirmed all the same. I have installed the first publicly available drop of that next version (known as Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, download from here) that was released at last week's BUILD event and sure enough the Juneau stuff is right there. Here’s some screenshots:
Note the presence of Juneau in the About dialog:
Here’s the new Juneau table designer:
OK, so this isn’t really news (unless you didn’t already know about it) however what is of interest is that this is the Express Edition of Visual Studio. This bodes well for full release – Juneau needs to be available to as many folks as possible which means not making it exclusive to the Ultimate Edition.