Connect is Working! Get in While the Getting is Good!!!
TL;DR: Go Vote / File on Connect NOW!
For years I’ve avoided Connect, it’s true.
In an ironic twist fit for a recursive-CTE I think I quit using Connect over responses to items like this one “Improvements to Keyboard Shortcuts in SSMS” when it was “Closed as Won’t Fix”. Well I didn’t quit right that second, I had to let my feelings be know first, so I left this comment
”Posted by SQLvariant on 6/1/2011 at 4:14 AM
Please reopen this bug ASAP!
At the very least you need to fix Highlight+Alt+F1. I hate having to put brackets around the name just to get its definition.
It probably sounds like nothing to the team because you just do [sales.salesorder] to get it to work but when you open up someone else’s stored proc and the code says [sales].[salesorder] and you have to strip out the inner “]~[“ and leave just the “.” …Do that 15 times and you get really ticked! ”
Well, turns out. They fixed that. But unfortunately, they didn’t share the good news so by the end of 2011 I had enough and I stayed away for years. Fast-forward 4 years later Chrissy LeMaire & I went on our campaign to Fix Just 3 Things and I was staring at my old nemesis again. I had swore to never touch that thing again, and I hate going back on a promise like that; but this was for a friend. So I did it. I Up-Voted a Connect item for the first time in nearly over 4 years. Next I did the un-thinkable. I actually filed a new Connect Item.
Next thing you know, this rapid-release-cycle seems to be working out because we see this tweet:
So we file some more Connect items. A bunch more connect items. Heck I even filed one Connect this past Sunday afternoon and they replied to it Monday afternoon telling me they had already spotted the problematic piece of code and were pondering a fix! That’s 30 hours 18 minutes on that reply.
So here I am, once again, telling you there’s a chance.
Now get out there and Up-Vote a great idea like this one:
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