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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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Object Explorer

SQL Server 2014 continues to use an integrated Object Explorer that behaves similar to SQL Server 2008. The asynchronous population of the Object Explorer tree continues to be a time-saving feature. This may not hit home for folks who deal with smaller databases, but it can be a real time saver for those who are dealing with many databases on a single SQL Server instance or for those who work with databases that have a significant number of database objects. The Object Explorer tree in SSMS displays immediately and allows navigation in the tree and elsewhere in SSMS while the population of the tree is taking place.

The Object Explorer is adaptive to the type of server it is connected to. For a Database Engine server, the databases ...

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