Poster in the works: SSMS Shortcuts Explained by Cats

I had a fun highlight recently that I wanted to share. I’ve got a new poster idea I’m crazy about.

SQL Server Management Studio Shortcuts, Explained by Cats

I’m working through this iteratively: I’m doing drawings for select lessons in my free course, SSMS Shortcuts & Secrets.

Here’s the first two that I’ve done:

Creating new sessions and executing queries

Indenting TSQL, Commenting and Un-Commenting TSQL. I got the mnemonic for CTRL-K + CTRL-C from @onupdatecascade

When I get a bunch of them done, I’ll combine them into a poster and set that up for download.

While I love drawing, it’s pretty time consuming, and it’s not easy. Each of these drawings took me more than an hour. And I only seem to be able to draw if I’m really into an idea, otherwise it turns out as a big angry scribble. (This is why I could never be a professional artist, and really admire people who do it.)  So when I have an idea I really like, and I’m actually able to start executing on it, that’s a big old weekly highlight.

2 Responses to Poster in the works: SSMS Shortcuts Explained by Cats

  1. Kyle April 12, 2017 at 8:47 am #

    Pretty cool, I like it! I never knew about Ctrl-E for running a query, my fingers have been long trained on F5. I’ll have to make myself use the comment/uncomment a few times, it beats hunting around for the toolbar button, espcially when it’s not a self-tweaked toolbar.

  2. Nishad April 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    Again , an useful post! Wonderful cats! Loved ‘Ctrl + R’ one…

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