ApexSQL Add-ins and Spotlight-Tuning Pack Conflict in SSMS 18

Applies to

ApexSQL add-ins

Symptoms

After installing Spotlight Extensions – Tuning Pack into SQL Server Management Studio 18 (SSMS 18) on a system that already has any ApexSQL add-in installed, the Tuning Pack menu will not be shown in SSMS 18 main menu.

The same problem occurs if Spotlight Tuning Pack was installed before any ApexSQL add-ins.

ApexSQL Add-ins “crowding” menus in SSMS and VS

Summary
This article explains about the problem of ApexSQL Add-ins “crowding” menus in Visual Studio and SSMS and the resolution

Symptoms
Visual Studio and SQL server Management Studio menu bars is “crowded” with ApexSQL Add-ins