The latest episode of Data Exposed welcomes Alan Yu, a PM in the SQL Server engineering group focusing on SQL Tools. He shows off the latest SQL Server Management Studio 17.3 update.

Alan starts off by highlighting two new features in the latest release: Import Flat File Wizard and XEvent Profiler. Import Flat File Wizard is a new tool that helps streamline the import experience for a user who wants to import .csv or .txt files without specialized domain knowledge. The XEvent profiler is a live viewer window of extended events that can be quickly launched. For the purpose of this demo, Alan chose to focus on showcasing the Import Flat File Wizard.

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