This was sent to me from another member of the Toronto SQL Server user group. For those following the CTP releases of SQL Server 2008, a feedback post as been placed requesting a Goto Definition functionality in the SQL Management Studio.
Goto is a cool idea (hat's off to DaringDave wherever you are) but not likely to make it into the release code. However, I found something more interesting in the response. In the comments on this suggest, Microsoft adds:
"Transact SQL Intellisense is a part of the plan in SQL Server 2008. On the road of planning and execution, we will consider GoTo Definition as a feagure [[sic] candidate and address it in a future release of SQL Server."
Intellisense has been promised since SQL 2005 and has yet to show up in a CTP. This is the most concrete confirmation I have come across so far that we will actually see this feature before SQL 2008 goes to Gold code.
As someone who spends a lot of time programming in T-SQL, I can't wait to see this feature. It's always the small time saving features that are the coolest
My fingers are crossed in anticipation of the next CTP release (which I hope we will see before Christmas).