Tools and Utilities Documentation Map

Microsoft SQL Server provides the tools you need to design, develop, deploy, and administer relational databases, Analysis Services cubes, data transformation packages, replication topologies, reporting servers, and notification servers.

Tools and Utilities Documentation

For more information about the tools and utilities included in SQL Server, see these sections of SQL Server Books Online.



Features and Tools Overview (SQL Server 2008)

Information about the graphical user interface and command prompt utilities included with SQL Server.

Introducing SQL Server Management Studio

Information about the integrated development environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing SQL Server projects.

Introducing Business Intelligence Development Studio

Information about the tool for building the objects and constructs used for data extraction and transformation, data analysis, and reporting.

SQL Profiler

Information about the graphical user interface to SQL Trace for monitoring an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine or Analysis server.

SQL Server Configuration Manager

Information about the tool for starting, stopping, and configuring the services related to SQL Server.

Command Prompt Utilities

Information about the command prompt tools for moving bulk data, running scripts, and so on.