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Changing Startup News Feed in Visual Studio

Are you tired of the same old Microsoft news feed when you open Visual Studio (BIDS)?  Why not go ahead and update it so you every time you load VS you get news that you’re actually interested in.  I’ve changed my news feed to display all the SQL Server Central blogs so now instead of ignoring the news feed I actually read through each.  I’m sure many people have blogged about this before but I want to give credit to Scott Gleason for showing me this nice feature several months ago.  Read my regular blog to see these steps with screenshots. http://blogs.pragmaticworks.com/devin_knight/

1.  Open Visual Studio (BIDS)

2.  Use the Tools Menu and select Options

3.  Under the Environment list select Startup

4.  Type in the news feed of your choice.  I used SQL Server Central blogs http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/MainFeed.aspx 

Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).


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