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These are the extensions I have installed on Azure Data Studio

At last week’s presentation to the Edmonton SQL Server user group, I spoke at length about the many extensions that are available for Azure Data Studio, and was asked by Chris Wood to share all the extensions I use. It’s worth mentioning that for the most part Azure Data Studio extensions are extremely lightweight, both
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Speaking at the Edmonton PASS user group on 16 July 2020

A short post this week, to let you know that I’ll be presenting a brand new session to the Edmonton PASS user group (EDMPASS) next Thursday. It will be an online session, and you can register at the EDMPASS website here. The topic is SQL Server Management Studio and Azure Data Studio compared, and here
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Is it true that editing a single row in Management Studio empties and reloads the entire table?

TL;DR: No. A customer recently brought up an interesting thesis, that if you edit a table’s values using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) using the edit feature, that the table is dropped and recreated in the background when you commit the changes. This is false, but there had to be a good reason why they
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T-SQL aside: replace PRINT with RAISERROR

I was minding my own business innocently reading a blog post by Erik Darling, when this tip smacked me in the proverbial forehead. I even learned something that had always bothered me but had been too lazy to investigate further. Tip #4: Know Your Place Don’t be afraid to use RAISERROR to mark off sections
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Introducing Azure Data Studio

(Last edited on 9 January 2020) Note: This was originally written for the book SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out, but did not meet the publishing deadline. A revised version is now included in the book SQL Server 2019 Administration Inside Out, but because I wrote both sections, there’s no plagiarism happening here. A new
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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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SQL Server Management Studio v17.0

Version numbers are confusing. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), the client user interface by which most DBAs access SQL Server, was decoupled from the server product for SQL Server 2016. For the last 18 months or so, we have been receiving semi-regular updates to SSMS (which we can download from Microsoft, for free), which is
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