Should it be easy to delete a database?

We had a discussion yesterday about Management Studio, and we focused on the “Delete” command. In SQL Server 2005, you can right-click a database and select “Delete”. You get a panel where you can set some options, or you can just click OK and the database is gone. Unless, that is, there are people connected…

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Doing Everything the Graphical Way (Or maybe not)

One of the things we try to do in SQL Server Management is to allow you to work in whatever way is suited best for your situation and the way you do your job. Some people like to work with graphical tools, since everything you can do with the product is “discoverable” from the interface,…

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Task-based or object-based?

Some platform management system designs focus on Task-Based events. You’ll see this in programs like the MySQL Admin tool, especially the version for the Mac. I installed this to manage the MySQL system on my Mac at home, and the top row of icons contain what are basically a task list based on things you…

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Whither the Joy?

It seems sometimes that the “joy’ of a particular vocation fades. No, I’m not in one of those places today, but I have been from time to time. You’ve probably been there yourself – when the job you have just isn’t as much fun as it once was. This can happen for a lot of…

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Management by GUI or by Scripts?

I work in the part of SQL Server that is all about SQL Server Management. I handle the graphical tools, and another person handles the command-line stuff. Which is kind of interesting, since in my career I’ve mostly used scripting to manage my systems. But I see a place for both. I think graphical tools…

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