Need SQL Server Management Studio, now?! Turbo.net

You deal with MS SQL database? You probably use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). This is annoying especially if you’re on some random machine and quickly need SSMS. Now you can go google for it, be confused by the download page, download it, hope you have admin rights and then install it. Go,….I have lunch till you’re done =).

I'll have lunch till you're SSMS install is done.

I’ll have lunch till you’re SSMS install is done.

Or…like I do it: Open command line and run:

Ok, I lied. There is a bit more to it. You need turbo.net. Go there, create an account. Then install the client. It needs no admin rights. After the installation, open a command prompt. Now login, then run SSMS2014.

SSMS2014 should start after a short while. Of course, you also can run SSMS2012. You use turbo run ssms2012, done.

Turbo Fairy delivery of SSMS

Turbo Fairy delivery of SSMS

Getting Stuff Out

There is one catch. By default Turbo.net Apps cannot access anything on your machine. So, the SSMS launched via Turbo.net cannot damage or overwrite any files. That means that when you save a script, it will not show up on you’re computer. To enable this, you can share a folder. Example:

The mount options means, that that folder from the host is visible to the container.

Keeping Stuff Handy: turbo subscribe

Are you always using the same few tools? Add you’re favorite apps onto a list on turbo.net. Like this:

Keeping your Favorite Apps close

Keeping your Favorite Apps close

On the command line you now can use:

This will fetch your list of apps. It also registers file extensions and everything you specified on the website. So you can go from machine to machine and always fetch your apps and you are ready to go. Subscribed app will also be auto update once a day.
If you let the Browser plugin run, you also can click ‘Sync Device’ instead of the command line argument.

Useful, File Extension Registration

Useful, File Extension Registration

More goodies?

There tons more I don’t go into here =). Explore for yourself. The official turbo.net blog has some tips. To dig into the nitty gritty of the underlying technology, I would check the documentation.

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