Configuring SQL Server Management Studio

Brent Ozar shares his configuration settings for SQL Server Management Studio:

Under Query Results, SQL Server, Results to Grid, I change my XML data size to unlimited so that it brings back giant query plans. (Man, does my job suck sometimes.)

A lot of presenters like to check the box for “Display results in a separate tab” and “Switch to results tab after the query executes” because this gives them more screen real estate for the query and results. I’m just really comfortable with Control-R to hide the results pane.

And I just went and removed a bunch of menu bar icons I never use…  Good advice from Brent.

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