Good article, nice & informative to those who're new to SSMS 2008.
However, ( i know it's a little moan on my part & ) whilst it's nice to have snazzy, fancy i/o, disk usage graphs etc, the extra hints & so forth but what did they do to it, i mean what happened to old separate window approach as now it's all drop down stuff & all compressed onto a single screen, not to adjustable or possible to have in a separate window running in background whilst you do other stuff with a server etc. I noticed that they seemed to have left the job activity monitor alone, old school style....
Is it just me ?, am i using it wrong ?, can it be de-docked into it's own window ?...somebody please tell me that i'm just being dense & that there's another way to do it ( much like the older way !! )......please !
Any answers to this would be welcome, otherwise i think i'll be using SSMS 2005 even for managing 2008 instances, which probably means i'll be missing loads of other potentially usefull stuff in SSMS 2008 !
Be happy to hear other peoples experiences or advance on it