Malevich deployment is done using Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite. VSTS does not have to be installed on the server which will run Malevich - but it must be present and configured correctly with all prerequisites on a machine that would be used for compiling and deployment.
It is super important that the requirements outlined in System requirements
- The Visual Studio must be the Team Suite edition.
- Visual Studio must have Database Edition GDR installed on it - check System requirements for the download link. If VSTS fails to open Malevich solution with the following error: "The imported project "C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v9.0\TeamData\Microsoft.Data.Schema.SqlTasks.targets" was not found." - it means that you're missing this prerequisite.
- A few people reported problems installing Database Edition GDR. In all cases this tracked down to not having SP1. Visual Studio 2008 SP1 must be installed.