Mladen Prajdić

Mladen Prajdić is a SQL Server MVP from Slovenia and a C# and SQL Server developer for over 15 years. He blogs at He develops a popular add-in for SSMS, called SSMS Tools Pack (

A look into the world of database testing, how to go about it, why do we really need it and how to work well with your peers and managers for greater project success.
We'll focus on the awesome new SQL Server 2012 stuff that will make your T-SQL development a breeze. We'll look at new stuff like OFFSET, WINDOWING FUNCTIONS, SEQUENCES, ERROR HANDLING, FORMAT & CONVERT functions and METADATA DISCOVERY.
This session will give you insight into both of the current tracing technologies in SQL Server. Old SQL Trace has served us well but new times call for new technology. The new Extended Events are a new lightweight tracing mechanism built into SQLOS.
Because there are always at least two sides of the performance coin, in this session aimed at .Net and SQL developers, we'll dive into the workings of the .Net SqlClient and give you insight into way more than just SqlCommand.ExecuteReader()
In this session we'll take two queries, a read and a write one, and look at the whole trip from the client through the server and back to the client. On this journey we'll try to identify where things might go wrong.

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SSMS Tools Pack 4.2 is out with beta support for SSMS 17 RC1, new features and minor bug fixes. 28 Nov 2016
Beta support for SSMS 2017 RC1 Beta support for SSMS 17 RC1. Due to beta status this might have various bugs. Since SSMS 17 RC1 has just been released and is not recommended for production use the SSMS Tools Pack for it might run into various issues as well. They will be ...

SSMS Tools Pack 4.0 is out. Full support for SSMS 2016 RTM. 15 Jun 2016
Full support for SSMS 2016 RTM which came out June 1st 2016. This new release brings the following feature improvements: SQL Editor Plus Renamed tabs get the custom name stored and properly restored in the SQL History's Tab Session. Global Replacement Texts Now you ...

SSMS Tools Pack 3.8 is out. New Excel Export feature, support for SSMS 2016 RC1 and various feature improvements. 29 Mar 2016
This new release brings the following new features and feature improvements: Export to Excel: Properly export result sets, one or multiple tables or the whole database to Excel files. This feature doesn't need Excel installed to work. It correctly converts SQL Server data ...

SSMS Tools Pack 3.6 is out with support for SSMS 2016 CTP's and new database data search. 07 Oct 2015
This new feature brings the following improvements: Support for SSMS 2016 CTP 2.3 and up: With each new SSMS 2016 CTP the compatibility might break. Future updates will come as soon as possible. Search Database/Table Data: Completely new Search ...

SSMS Tools Pack is out with a NEW feature, a few improved features and various bug fixes. 04 May 2015
The new feature is called Global Replacement Texts. It gives you the ability to add custom replacement texts to your scripts in four different features. Licensing now gives you the ability to upgrade your existing license from the previous major version. This upgrade path is around ...