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  • SSMS : Which parts do you love? Which parts do you hate?

    I find myself categorizing a subset of SSMS features ranging from ''must have'' features to ''cringe when they are mentioned.''  I'll try to summarize the standouts for you here, then ask you these questions: Which parts of SSMS do you rely on? Which do you wish were not there at all? The ''I almost always use it to get the task done.'' ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on June 22, 2010
  • Bad habits to kick : using the visual designers

    In my last post in this series, I talked about abusing triggers.  This time I thought I would focus a bit on using the visual designers in SSMS.  Table DesignerMy biggest problem with the Table Designer : many changes you make can force SQL Server to rebuild the table.  Obviously this can be a very expensive operation if the table ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on October 14, 2009
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