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  • Operator progress changes in LQS

    This has maybe gone unnoticed since August is usually a “slow” month, but with the August release there has been a major change in SQL Server Management Studio and how it show the Live Query Statistics data. The operator level percentages shown in the Live Query Statistics is now the ratio between actual and estimated rows, which means that the ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 15, 2016
  • SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.3: Management Studio and Data Tools Updates

    After SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.3 has been released, also Management Studio and SQL Server Data Tools has been updated too. Having three different teams working on three different products, means three different places one has to look for to become aware of the updates, so make it easier for everyone who’s asking, here the complete set of link to have ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 5, 2015
  • SSMS 2012 Restore GUI Gotcha

    Today I want to bring to your attention an issue in the SQL Server Management Studio 2012 restore GUI. In many ways the new restore dialog is nicer than the old one, with new features and added convenience – but, as is always the Achilles heel of GUI tools like this, if you don’t know what’s really going on it can bite you. I’m not sure what to ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on March 15, 2013
  • Dear SQL Tools Team(s): Stop Starting Over. Seriously.

    I have two little boys at home, and my parents were both teachers. It gives me a strange relationship with our public schools – I am passionate about them, and the quality of education I want for my kids, but I have to keep my distance a little, lest they drive me completely around the bend. One reason it’s so frustrating: among all the complex ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on August 20, 2011
  • Is it just me, or is this a flaw in SSMS?

    This has bugged (pun?) me for some time, and I wonder if I am just nuts: I hesitate to log in to a production server with Remote Desktop and run SSMS there, preferring to do all I can with SSMS running on my local workstation instead. However, in both SSMS 2005 and 2008 there's this strange behavior when setting up an Integration Services ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on December 14, 2009
  • Extended Properties in Object Explorer Details – Vote on Connect

    After a discussion with a friend of mine, I’ve opened a suggestion on Connect to request to have Extended Properties visible in the main Object Explorer Details window. This will be especially useful for creating self-documenting database, since that window can easily provide additional information about, for example, column in a table or in a ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 15, 2009
  • SQL Server 2008 Object Explorer Details

    Ok, maybe this post contains information that anyone already knows, but since I just discovered the SQL Server 2008 Object Explorer Details’ features today, maybe other people are in the same situation. In older version of SQL Server the Object Explorer Details window was simply not useful at all since it just replicate what you can see in the ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 5, 2009
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