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Is it just me or is the method in which you need to update SSMS ridiculously inane.
You get a notification within the app that it's out of date. The third one this month. So you click the link thinking it will initiate an in-app update. It's just a console app, after all.
But no. You are sent to a website where you choose the download you need, you download it, find it, double click it, and then get a notice that it can't proceed because SSMS is open. Your only option is to close and restart the installer.
So you close SSMS, relaunch the updater, wait, then click the Close button on the "we're finally done" screen and relaunch SSMS. And, of course, delete the app you just downloaded because it's littering your desktop.
And the point of the update? No idea. It looks and acts exactly the same. There's not even a "Fixed the icon to use the correct shade of chartreuse" or something update summary paraded in front of you so you feel good about that 5 mins of wasted time and the 1hr of recollecting your thoughts.
Can someone remind me just how much I pay a year for the privilege of using SQL Server?
They're gone. I just updated my favicon list for 2018 and here's the latest incarnation of crap we have to keep track of:
<!-- don't use a generic generator for images, we're artists after all --><linkrel="icon"href="/favicon.ico?v=1.0"/><!-- old way 16x16, 32x32, 48x48 --><linkrel="icon"sizes="128x128"href="/favicon.png"><!-- Android Normal Resolution --><linkrel="icon"sizes="192x192"href="/favicon-hd.png"><!-- Android High Resolution --><linkrel="apple-touch-icon"sizes="57x57"href="/touch-icon-iphone.png"><!-- iPhone 1-3GS --><linkrel="apple-touch-icon"sizes="76x76"href="/touch-icon-ipad.png"><!-- iPad and iPad mini --><linkrel="apple-touch-icon"sizes="120x120"href="/touch-icon-iphone-retina.png"><!-- iPhone 4-8 --><linkrel="apple-touch-icon"sizes="152x152"href="/touch-icon-ipad-retina.png"><!-- iPad and iPad mini 2nd gen --><linkrel="apple-touch-icon"sizes="167x167"href="/touch-icon-ipad-pro.png"><!-- iPad Pro --><linkrel="apple-touch-icon"sizes="180x180"href="/touch-icon-iphone-6-plus.png"><!-- iPhone X, 6-8 Plus -->
And yeah I comment my HTML. It gets stripped out anyway. Don't judge.