multiple shortcuts in the taskbar (different applicationid) with dedicated vssettings
With sql server data tools installed, it is possible to use visual studio as SSMS, which is great. But everything is linked to the same shortcut in the windows 7 taskbar. I think it would be great to have a default shortcut and the ability to create specific shortcut. For example, create a new shortcut and make this shortcut have his windows 7 application id so it is not transfered back to the default one. Also, it would be great to specify a .vssettings file in params in the shortcut to have visual studio use different settings from the default general settings, so in this case, having the settings optimized for SSMS mimic. This without having to reset the settings each time I want to switch back and forth from one vssettings to another and accidently overwriting the changes.
This is an example for ssdt but I think it would be useful for other cases too. Another example is that I work on a main solution and also on different smaller solutions for tools and I think it would be great to have visual studio with a different application id for the main solution to separate it from the rest.
for example, here is a shortcut: "...\devenv.exe" "solutionfile.sln /applicationID:blablabla /vssettings:...\mygreatsettings.vssettings"