ApexSQL Diff 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Diff 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Diff: ApexSQL Diff is a SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL database comparison and synchronization tool which detects differences between database objects and resolves them without errors. It compares and synchronizes live databases, native or natively compressed database backups, database snapshots, scripts in source control and script folders and generates comprehensive reports on the detected differences.

For more information visit the ApexSQL Diff product page.

About this release:


  • SQL Server 2016 RC1 support
  • SQL Server Management Studio 2016 RC1 integration
  • The following Azure SQL Database V12 object and properties are now fully supported:

    • Objects:
      • Application roles
      • Assemblies
      • Defaults
      • Extended properties
      • External data sources and external file formats
      • Fulltext catalogs, fulltext indexes, and fulltext stoplists
      • Partitions, partition functions, and partitions schemes
      • Rules
      • Search property lists
      • Sequences
      • XML schema collections
    • Properties:
      • CLR objects (functions, procedures, triggers, and types)
      • Columnstore and XML indexes
      • Encrypted objects
      • Memory optimized tables
      • ROWGUIDCOL and XML data types/columns
  • New output types:

    • C# solution
    • Executable installer
  • New export types:

    • Excel
    • HTML structure for source and destination data sources
  • /ipos CLI switch for ignoring object selection specified in the project file
  • /ipe CLI switch for ignoring parsing errors

Improved quality:

  • 34 bugs and known issues fixed

See also:
Release notes

March 23, 2016