Every now and then, I see someone doing repetitive tasks in SQL Server Management Studio such as dropping a stored procedure one by one when they need to remove ten or scripting out a single object at a time because they can't select multiple objects from the Object Explorer. I have even seen people create elaborate scripts to perform tasks that involved manipulating multiple database objects to avoid these mundane tasks. In this tip I will show you how this can be done simply by using SQL Server Management Studio.
This tip shows you an option that exists within SSMS to automatically generate scripts for all table changes when using the table designer.
SQL Server Management Studio 2008 has several new features, including the T-SQL Debugger for easier debugging and a new Object Explorer Details window that's easier to use.
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is now the primary tool that we all use to manage SQL Server. Whenever I open up SSMS I always go through the same steps to connect to a server and open certain query files. Are there any shortcuts or alternative ways of starting SSMS?
Not everyone who had to use Management Studio when it first appeared in SQL Server 2005 liked it. The paint was still wet and there was still scaffolding around. To give Microsoft its credit, it has succeeded in transforming it into a much more useful product, in its SQL Server 2008 reincarnation.
This article examines the built in reports called SQL Server Management Studio Reports and an additional add-on called Performance Dashboard.