[From SQL Server Performance
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a graphical tool which can be used by Database Developers and Database Administrators to perform development and administrative tasks on SQL Server 2008. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) tool was first introduced by Microsoft in SQL Server 2005. SSMS is a replacement for Query Analyzer, Analysis Manager & Enterprise Manager tools which were available in SQL Server 2000. Microsoft consolidated all those tools into a single tool thereby providing an integrated tool that caters the needs of developers and database administrators. As expected, there are lot many new Features and Improvements in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) of SQL Server 2008. This is the first part of the two articles which will cover new features and improvements in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio.
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