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  • Books Online for SQL Server 2016

    This one is for those of you who prefer to use a local SQL Server Documentation, a.k.a. Books Online (BOL), instead of using the web-based BOL. A local BOL is essential for me. Navigating the contents, switching between pages and searching is lightyears ahead and quicker in the local BOL. (Update: Added bits about the missing ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on June 30, 2016
  • Restoreability and SSMS

    I have written about this before, how SSMS generates restore commands that will fail. This post is about showing what it might look like using screenshots. If you always use T-SQL directly to do restore, then you won't be affected by this. But if you expect to be able to perform restore using the restore dialog, then read on. The problemThe issue ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on March 16, 2016
  • Query window custom colouring now works properly [SSMS]

    SQL Server 2008 introduced a new feature that had the potential to be very useful, the ability to color colour-code a query window in SSMS to represent the server that was being connected to. This was configured using the properties of a server in the Registered Servers pane: Unfortunately this feature was made less than useful, dangerous ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on August 11, 2011
  • Thoughts on Nexus in SQL Server PDW

    I have been on a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (aka PDW) training course this week and was interested to learn that you can't (yet) use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) against PDW, instead they ship a 3rd party tool called Nexus Chameleon. This was a bit of a disappointment at the beginning of the week (I'd prefer parity across SQL Server ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on June 17, 2011
  • Kill your temp tables using keyboard shortcuts : SSMS

    Here’s a nifty little SSMS trick that my colleague Tom Hunter educated me on the other day and I thought it was worth sharing. If you’re a keyboard shortcut junkie then you’ll love it. How often when working with code in SSMS that contains temp tables do you see the following message: Msg 2714, Level 16, State 6, Line 78 There is ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on March 18, 2010
  • 2008: Error List in 2008

    Ok, so I was looking around for a blurb about plan guides for my anti ad hoc SQL section of my book (ok, maybe not completely anti- but that isn't the point,) when I found this blog: http://geekswithblogs.net/Sreeblog/articles/117576.aspx that basically just lists some new features in 2008.  One that I hadn't seen I feel the need to ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on March 5, 2008
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