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Seldom Used Keyboard Tricks

Posted June 22, 2017

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  I was giving an internal talk on SSMS productivity trips and there were a few that I believe are seldom used but can be a real time or keystroke saver... more »
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SSMS Presenter Mode

Posted June 21, 2017

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Recent builds of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) have a feature called PresentOn that can be accessed from Quick Launch. Figure 1. Quick Launch location in... more »
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Quick Regions in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Posted April 14, 2017

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There are a few tools and add-ins that support the creation of “regions” in T-SQL code. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) supports one way to separate... more »
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Creating SSIS Packages with the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard

Posted February 20, 2017

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This material was originally posted on the Linchpin People blog. In this post, I demonstrate how to use the SQL Server 2012 Import and Export Wizard to create... more »
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Explaining Activity Monitor

Posted February 16, 2017

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This post is not about how to use the Activity Monitor (AM) tool in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) – there are loads of such posts written already.... more »
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Latest SSMS Download (16.5.3)

Posted January 27, 2017

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  There was a slight issue with the SSMS version that was released a few days back (16.5.2) which has been fixed and replaced with release 16.5.3. If you... more »
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A new (to me, and possibly you) SSMS feature – Query Plan Comparing

Posted January 26, 2017

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Wow, Microsoft has really changed in culture recently. This new rapid release cycle for SSMS is seemingly paying dividends in a major way. In a recent build of... more »
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A new (to me, and possibly you) SSMS feature – Query Plan Comparing

Posted January 26, 2017

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Wow, Microsoft has really changed in culture recently. This new rapid release cycle for SSMS is seemingly paying dividends in a major way. In a recent build of... more »
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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) v16.5.1 Now Available

Posted December 07, 2016

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An updated version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for SQL Server 2016 (v16.5.1) is now available. :{> more »
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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) v16.5.1 Now Available

Posted December 07, 2016

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An updated version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for SQL Server 2016 (v16.5.1) is now available. :{> more »
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