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Spotlight Tuning Pack Installation Guide

The Spotlight team are proud to announce the release of Spotlight Tuning Pack for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

Once installed simply launch SSMS, sign in to Spotlight and start analyzing your Query Plans and SQL statements.

Note: Spotlight Extensions can only be installed in SSMS versions 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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If possible, we recommend that Spotlight Extensions be run on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 as older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012) fall back to using TLS 1.0 which can introduce an encryption weakness.  Running Spotlight Extensions on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 utilizes TLS 1.2, eliminating the older and weaker TLS protocols.

Install & Start using Spotlight Extensions

Diagram 1. SSMS/ Spotlight menu

1. Download and install Spotlight Extensions

Download the Spotlight Extensions installer here (or above).

Then launch the installer and this will search for the suited versions of SQL Server Management Studio. Click Install!

2. Sign in

When you access a Spotlight Tuning Pack feature you'll need to sign in to continue. This is required as part of our enhanced security measures. If you don't have a Spotlight Account sign up. It's FREE and only takes a second.


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