Introducing Azure Data Studio

[Last edited on 16 February 2019] Note: This is content that was originally written for the book SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out, that did not meet the publishing deadline. A new cross-platform tool for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database Microsoft has released Azure Data Studio (known as SQL Operations Studio in preview), an
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Gimmicks that work: XEvent Profiler in SQL Server Management Studio

[2018-07-03 edit: The original name of this feature was XE Profiler, but it was changed to XEvent Profiler in SSMS 17.4.] I have a favourite new feature of SQL Server Management Studio 17 (SSMS), and that’s XEvent Profiler, which allows you to monitor your instance in real time using Extended Events from inside SSMS with just
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