Mladen Prajdić

Mladen Prajdić is a SQL Server MVP from Slovenia and a C# and SQL Server developer for over 10 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 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 ...

SSMS Tools Pack 3.0 is out. Full SSMS 2014 support and improved features. 19 May 2014
With version 3.0 the SSMS 2014 is fully supported. Since this is a new major version you'll eventually need a new license. Please check the EULA to see when. As a thank you for your patience with this release, everyone that bought the SSMS Tools Pack after April 1st, the release date of SQL ...

Simple Merging Of PDF Documents with iTextSharp 10 Jan 2014
As we were working on our first SQL Saturday in Slovenia, we came to a point when we had to print out the so-called SpeedPASS's for attendees. This SpeedPASS file is a PDF and contains thier raffle, lunch and admission tickets. The problem is we have to download one PDF per attendee and print ...

SSMS Tools Pack 2.7 is released. New website, improved licensing and features. 02 Jul 2013
New website Nice, isn't it? Cleaner, simpler, better looking and more modern. If you have any suggestions for further improvements I'd be glad to hear them. Simpler licensing With SSMS tools Pack 2.7 the licensing is finally where it should be. It is now based on the ...