You've already taken a step towards a sleeker and more comfortable SSMS experience with SQL Shades. Now it's time to complete your journey by empowering your workflow with version control.
Introducing VersionSQL, a robust version control add-in hand-crafted specifically for SQL Server Management Studio. While SQL Shades enhances your visual experience, VersionSQL streamlines your database code management and teamwork.
VersionSQL is 2 minutes to learn, extremely fast to use, and solves the everlasting problem of source controlling the SQL database structure.
VersionSQL works where you work, nestled inside the Object Explorer. No need to switch back and forth between separate applications.
Flexible configuration options fit with any database development model, from shared to distributed and beyond.
Powerful gitignore-style object filtering blacklists the parts of your database that you don't care about and whitelists the parts you do.
Connects natively to Git and Subversion repositories hosted on-premises or in the cloud (e.g. Azure DevOps, GitHub).
Competently leverages the command line to check in SQL with any kind of source control that can do it (e.g. Mercurial, TFS).
Filesystem your jam? VersionSQL will cheerily script out SQL objects as flat files to your chosen working directory.
Pinpoint what objects changed, who changed them, when, how, and why.
Drop away! You have a safety net. Roll back changes to any point in history.
Deploy schema changes the easy way: Let the machines do the heavy lifting.
No constant background scanning to weigh you down. Keep SQL Server Management Studio snappy and your server unburdened.
Have a big database? VersionSQL's finely-tuned scripting engine will flip through it in a jiffy so you can get back to what matters.
Been a while since you checked in your changes? Expect a subtle reminder. Feel free to hit "snooze".
VersionSQL is laser-focused on SQL Server version control. You’re getting a specialized tool for your exact needs — not a bulky product with features you won’t use.
Rather than coasting on brand reputation and a restrictive subscription model, VersionSQL grows and improves by leaps and bounds with every release.
You have the freedom to keep running the software you've purchased without a subscription, and get discounts for supporting continued development. From one human to another: Thank you!
Commit right from SSMS and straight into GitHub, fantastic! Clients love seeing the historical version comparisons. Big relief, and top notch support too, all at a great price.
Join the community of database experts who have already upgraded their SSMS experience with VersionSQL.
If you have any questions or need a helping hand, reach out via [email protected].
Michael Van Devender
Your friendly neighborhood SQL Shades (and VersionSQL!) developer