Do you suffer from fear and loathing of sqlcmd? Let's look at a better way with the mssql-cli command line tool. Syntax highlighting? Check. Autocomplete? Check. Better formatting? Check. Cross-platform support? Check. SQL Server 2019 support? Of course!

In this session, we will first cover the basics of the mssql-cli tool, including how to install it. Then we'll see how to replace sqlcmd with mssql-cli and see some nifty tips and tricks to get the best out of your SQL Server instances from Windows, Linux and macOS.

This demo-heavy session will make you love the command line again, and regain control of your batch scripts.
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