BISM Normalizer: Version 2.0 Released!

Enhancements in Version 2.0

  • BISM Normalizer has been migrated to a VS package; it is no longer a VS add-in.
    • Add-ins are being deprecated in VS.  In the CTP of VS 2015, the Add-in Manager no longer exists.
    • VS packages provide richer functionality than add-ins.  Microsoft project templates (e.g. C# projects) are built using VS packages.
  • BISM Normalizer is now a custom editor.  This provides the following benefits.
    • Multiple comparisons are supported at the same time.
    • Comparisons can be saved to a BSMN file.
      • Skip selections, connections and options are retained when reopened.  This means it is not necessary to make the same manual selections when deploying new versions of the same tabular model.
      • BSMN files can be added to tabular projects using the VS New Item dialog.
      • In a future release (not 2.0), the BSMN file will parameterize command-line deployments using BISM Normalizer.
  • VSIX deployment direct from the VS Gallery.
    • Notifications of new releases in the VS Notification tool window.
    • Upgrade to new versions from within VS in the Tools > Extensions and Updates window.
  • Support for Visual Studio 2010, 2012 & 2103.
  • Numerous usability and look-and-feel enhancements.

Notes

  • Remember to uninstall the previous addin version of BISM Normalizer from Control Panel > Programs and Features before installing the new version.  If you see the big old BISM Normalizer toolbar, you are using the old version.
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