Backing up to NUL:

December 31, 2017 Andy 0

Linux folks have lots of jokes & fun t-shirts about /dev/null/. The null device is a handy location to dump output to, when you don’t actually care about the output. In PowerShell, you can use Out-Null to dump extra output into the ether, and keep … [Read More]

Keyboard shortcut to close a query tab in SSMS

January 27, 2017 Andy 1

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA This series of short posts will demonstrate some lesser-known features, keyboard shortcuts, and other tips that make my day as a DBA more productive. None of these are groundbreaking super-secret features–they are the little things that I do … [Read More]

Add-Equals operator

May 24, 2016 Andy 9

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA This series of short posts will demonstrate some lesser-known features, keyboard shortcuts, and other tips that make my day as a DBA more productive. None of these are groundbreaking super-secret features–they are the little things that I do … [Read More]

SSMS Template Replacement

May 19, 2016 Andy 1

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA This series of short posts will demonstrate some lesser-known features, keyboard shortcuts, and other tips that make my day as a DBA more productive. None of these are groundbreaking super-secret features–they are the little things that I do … [Read More]

Shortcuts Cheat Sheet – SSMS & Windows

March 7, 2016 Andy 23

Edit: I’ve published an updated version of my cheat sheet. Find the latest version by in the sidebar –> I’ve presented my Shortcuts from an Impatient DBA talk a few times now, and I really love it. Everyone learns something, whether you’re a Junior Developer, or a multi-decade … [Read More]

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SSMS Vertical block highlighting & editing

November 24, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #11 This series of short posts will demonstrate some lesser-known features, keyboard shortcuts, and other tips that make my day as a DBA more productive. None of these are groundbreaking super-secret features–they are the little things that I … [Read More]