Management Tools: No Secrets

May 5, 2004

[From SQL Server Magazine]

In enhancing existing management tools and designing new ones for SQL Server 2005--formerly code-named Yukon--Microsoft's SQL Server Tools team followed two guiding principles: "no secrets" and integration. Euan Garden, product unit manager for SQL Server Tools for SQL Server 2005, tells SQL Server Magazine how his team relied on these principles to build database-management functions that are more transparent, more robust, and easier to use.

What are the top new management tools in SQL Server 2005?

We're introducing several new and exciting tools in SQL Server 2005 that will build on what we provided customers in SQL Server 2000. Microsoft's goal is to continue to enhance database-management functions to make them more robust and easier to use.

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