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Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Unleashed by John Kane, Tudor Trufinescu, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Chapter 3. SQL Server Management Studio

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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a new integrated application that provides access to most of the graphical tools you can use to perform administrative and development tasks on SQL Server 2005. SSMS is a replacement for the Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, and Analysis Manager that were available in SQL Server 2000. Microsoft has consolidated all those tools into one, with a focus on providing a tool that suits the needs of both developers and database administrators (DBAs).

SSMS is a complicated tool that provides an entry point to almost all of SQL Server’s functionality. The functionality that is accessible ...

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