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).