A practice that I follow while booting up the system. As soon as my machine boots all daily using applications namely Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio, Outlook, Browser and Notepad starts automatically. Thus I can hit the start button on my laptop and it is development ready.
There are many way to do this but I make use of plain old .bat files. It helps me locate the applications path. I just have to place the bat file in Windows Startup location. Kaboom and it works.
Below is the code sample for .bat file:
cd “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE”
cd “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio”