Microsoft Connect case – Template Explorer should have an “Import” facility


As you probably know by now, I use the Template Explorer a lot and encourage everyone to do the same. It is a great tool within the SSMS, and most developers and administrators adopt it with a smiling face. You can read all about it via the following posts:

  1. Template Explorer – Underappreciated features of Microsoft SQL Server
  2. Template Explorer – Deploying custom templates in SSMS – VTD Webcast feedback question
  3. Template Explorer – Changes & Template updates in SQL 11 (Code Named- “Denali”) CTP01

Last week, I wrote about how to deploy customized templates to developer workstations (Template Explorer – Deploying custom templates in SSMS – VTD Webcast feedback question). This was in response to  a question that came up during a Microsoft Webcast that I presented on the “Underappreciated Features of Microsoft SQL Server”.

When replying to the query during the Webcast, I felt that it was important to have some sort of an “import” facility – a manual process simply would not do. I have therefore filed a Microsoft Connect case for the same.

If you are an administrator, and want the ability to deploy/import customized templates easily, vote for the associated Microsoft Connect item here: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/668497/ability-to-import-templates-deploy-custom-templates-into-the-template-explorer

Please cast your vote! You can make a difference!

Until we meet next time,

Be courteous. Drive responsibly.

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