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Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional by Robin Dewson

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Chapter 2. SQL Server Management Studio Express

Now that SQL Server Express is successfully installed on your machine, it is time to start exploring the various areas that make this an easy and effective product to use. With SSE, all the administration interfaces now reside in studios, such as SQL Server Management Studio Express, which features tools for working with developing database solutions, and if you move to the full version of SQL Server 2008, you'll see SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio, designed for analyzing data with Analysis Services. This chapter concentrates on the SQL Server Management Studio Express tool, also known as SSMSE.

SSMSE is the graphical user interface (GUI) you will use to build your database solutions. ...

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