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Beginning SQL Server for Developers, Fourth Edition by Robin Dewson

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CHAPTER 2

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SQL Server Management Studio

Now that SQL Server is successfully installed on your machine, you can start exploring the various areas that make this an easy and effective product to use. With SQL Server, all the administration interfaces that reside in SQL Server can be accessed by graphical interfaces called studios, such as SQL Server Management Studio, which features tools for working with developing database solutions. This chapter concentrates on SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), which you will use to develop and maintain your databases and the objects SSMS contains.

SSMS is the graphical user interface (GUI) you will use to ...

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