Fix for Broken SQL Server Integration Services Projects in Visual Studio 2012

After the latest SQL Server and Visual Studio updates, I was experiencing the following error every time I opened a SSIS project in Visual Studio 2012:

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After some digging, I found that there is a new Cumulative Update package 5 for SQL 2012.   In this update, there is a hotfix for this problem.

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The file you need is the second one on the list – if you provide your email Microsoft will send you a link to the file. 

Installing this hotfix solves the problem…