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:
- Template Explorer – Underappreciated features of Microsoft SQL Server
- Template Explorer – Deploying custom templates in SSMS – VTD Webcast feedback question
- 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.