SQL Server 2014 provides a suite of tools for managing and administering the SQL Server Database Engine and other components. The following sections provide an overview of the primary tools for day-to-day administration, management, and monitoring of your SQL Server environments.
SSMS is the central console from which most database management tasks can be coordinated. SSMS provides a single interface from which all servers in a company can be managed. SSMS is examined in more detail in Chapter 3, “SQL Server Management Studio.”
Following are some of the tasks you can perform with SSMS. Most of these tasks are discussed in detail later in the book: