Category Archives: SSMS

  1. Changing what SSMS opens on startup

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    February 1, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you open SSMS a connection window automatically comes up. Then once you pick your server, connection type, username and …
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  2. :OUT :OUT darn results!

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    December 19, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Years ago I worked for a company that had a rather cool way of handling requests. When we ran the …
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  3. Using Snippets

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    October 17, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while ago I talked about Templates. This is an easy way to get a, well, template of a piece …
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  4. Pinned Tabs

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    September 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s funny how easy it is to find information you aren’t looking for. A few weeks back Stephen Bennett (b) …
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  5. Emojis in SQL Server

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    September 15, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I blame Aaron Bertrand (b/t) and Kevin Kline (b/t). Aaron who posted a great #BackToBasics blog about naming stored procedures …
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  6. Perfectly Placed Parentheses

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    June 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Like many other programming languages T-SQL uses parentheses () for a number of tasks. To help determine precedence, function calls …
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  7. Comparing two query plans

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    June 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This month my friend Michael J Swart(b/t) would like us to talk about the new 2016 version of SQL Server. …
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  8. Certificates, Proxies and Jobs! Oh My!

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    April 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Oh Noes! I have a job that requires me to run an SSIS package, cmdshell script, etc. And I need …
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  9. Scripting out multiple scripts from the Object Explorer Details window.

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    December 16, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post by Andrea Allred (b/t) and was just amazed by what …
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  10. SSMS Setup

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    November 16, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every time I install a new version of SSMS I make a handful of changes to the default setup. For …
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