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An object explorer for Visual Studio--included with this release--enables developers to explore tables and views of a database that they are connected to. Other improvements include the T-SQL Editor, and more intuitive toolbars and menus, with more improvements and changes coming before the final release.
Microsoft this week announced the latest developer community preview release of Juneau, which is the codename for SQL Server Developer Tools. This release is more stable than previous releases, and includes improvements in many areas.