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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives by Greg Low, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Adam Machanic, Kalen Delaney, Paul Nielsen

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Chapter 19. Extending your productivity in SSMS and Query Analyzer

Pawel Potasinski

Many SQL Server developers and administrators prefer to use T-SQL code instead of a graphical interface to perform their common duties. I’m definitely one of those T-SQL maniacs. That’s why the ability to define custom keyboard shortcuts in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008, and SQL Server Query Analyzer in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, is one of my favorite features of those applications. I love the idea that during the development of my database, which contains more than 100,000 objects at the moment, I can use my utils to easily perform everyday tasks such as searching for a specific object, showing the object definition, ...

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