SSIS Designer

I have an MSDN subscription so I can download pretty much whatever combination of SQL Server and Visual Studio I need. My immediate goal is to learn and create SSIS packages. I started with SQL Server/VS 2208 R2, but then I learned that there are some SSIS components that are not available in 2008 that I would like to use. I also had a problem with the script component. So I uninstalled 2008, and installed the combination of SQL Server 2014 and VS 2015 (several times!), but I could never get the SSIS designer/templates to show up in VS 2015. I understand that Microsoft has changed the way the two interact using SQL Server Data Tools or somesuch, and that I had to install VS 2013, which I proceeded to do, but that still doesn't work. So I am now in the process of uninstalling all that (I'm getting pretty good at that!).

So my question is, can someone please suggest a combination of SQL Server and Visual Studio that I can install on a stand-alone PC that will allow me to create - and contains the templates for - SSIS packages in Visual Studio ? I don't care what versions they are, as long as they are more recent than 2008. The only other thing I'll be using Visual Studio for is C# programming (so I need actual Visual Studio - not just a shell).

Thank you.
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
The SSIS Data Tools are now separate and from what I understand they are no longer even an option on the SQL Server 2014 install.  Here is the link where you can download them.
bassman592Author Commented:
I tried that - no luck.
Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
My guess is that you have inadvertently created a mess for yourself with multiple install/uninstalls while trying to get something to work.  I can tell you that I have recently set up more than one machine using SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013 and the Data Tools from the link I provided earlier.

My suggestion is to start from a clean machine if possible (are you working with virtuals) or make sure you uninstall everything but the SQL Server instance and try reinstalling Visual Studio and the Data Tools.

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bassman592Author Commented:
Thank you for the suggestion  - I will try exactly that and let you know how it turns out!
Dung DinhDBA and Business Intelligence DeveloperCommented:
Could you provide more detail which your problem? I'm sure that we can install multiple versions SQL Server / Visual Studio/ Data Tools in stand-alone PC. My PC was installed SQL Server 2008R2 Dev, SQL Server 2014 Dev, Visual Studio 2010 and Data Tool for Visual Studio 2013 and they're working.

bassman592Author Commented:
Thank you Dung. I'm going to first try Brian's suggestion and then go from there. I agree with him that I probably need to clear everything out and start from scratch. I will post my results, but it will take a few days.
bassman592Author Commented:
Thanks Brian! I actually cleaned everything out and started from scratch. But it works great now. SQL Server 2014 + Visual Studio 2013 + Data Tools. Now I can do SSIS and C# and I'm happy as a clam!
Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
I'm glad it worked
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