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One of the coolest things to come to SQL Server Management Studio in a long time might be hard to see at first: it’s tucked away in the Properties Window.
But once you see it, it might just be something that you use all the time.
Templates are extremely handy for tasks that you need to do repeatedly, but with different parameter values. The coolest part is that once you get the hang of them, you can create your own custom templates.
The best features are the ones that you use all the time. SQL Server 2016 Management Studio’s bringing improvements in navigating around execution plans.
This post is about a really little detail that isn’t a big deal.
There’s some pretty cool things about SSMS 2008– I am really pleased that execution plans open graphically by default now, and it’s easy to view the XML on demand. I had gotten pretty fast at saving things as .sqlplan, but it was a bit of a drag.