SQL Server 2005 – Interface Overview

In my last article,
we went over how to install SQL Server 2005 and what it entailed. In this
article, we will continue by giving you an overview of what the new interface
looks like. Let’s begin by exploring the menu bar as shown in Figure A.

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Figure A. SQL Server 2005 Menu Bar

SQL Server Books Online

SQL Server has a better look. It feels like a cleaner design
and seems easy to navigate. Figure B. illustrates the new look and feel of SQL
Server Books Online.

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Figure B: SQL Server Books Online

SQL Computer Manager

The SQL Computer Manager (see Figure C.) provides basic
information about your client protocols, client aliases, SQL Server services,
protocols, etc.

Figure C. SQL Computer Manager


The SQL Profiler (see Figure D.) is a tool that helps
capture or trap specific events to a log or file that you can analyze later.
Figure E. illustrates how you would select and choose the specific events to

Figure D. SQL Profiler

Figure E. Trace Properties.

Steven Warren
Steven Warren
Steven S. Warren is a popular author residing in Winter Haven, Florida with his wife Danna and 2 children: Catie-Charlotte and Dain. As a columnist on such well-known IT web sites as Techrepublic.com, CNET, and ZDNET, Steven has published numerous articles. Additionally, Steven holds the following certifications: MCDBA, MCSE, MCSA, CCA, CIW-SA, CIW-MA, Network+, and I-Net+. As a Senior Technical Consultant for The Ultimate Software Group, Steven has become an expert at administering Microsoft networks including Microsoft SQL Server. He is also a computer hardware and troubleshooting expert, and is constantly seeking out new technologies and certifications. Additionally, Microsoft recently awarded him the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his outstanding achievements. Steven resides in Winter Haven, Fl.

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