Tag Archives: SSMS

Evolving Our Tools

This week the next preview version of SSMS v18 was released. This is the sixth preview release, and I’m guessing that this will be one of the last. Six seems like a lot of releases, and I’d like to think that … Continue reading

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Updating SSMS to 17.9.1

I went to download the SSMS v17.9.1 package the other day and saw this: I remember some issues with a C++ redistributable with a SQL Server install (2016?) and decided to just check on this. I really wish that these … Continue reading

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Importing Flat Files in SSMS 17.x Works

One of the more annoying things I’ve found in SSIS/SSMS is trying to import CSV files for some quick analysis. For some reason I constantly seem to get files that the import wizard keeps having issues. On top of that, … Continue reading

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The Ideal IDE

When I started working with SQL Server, I spent a lot of time in Query Analyzer and isql.exe. Those were my two main tools, using those to query a database instance in a lightweight manner. At some point Microsoft released … Continue reading

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