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I HATE Management Studio, how about you?

jj
I really dislike the Management Studio in SQL Server 2005. Having tabs
is nice but everything else about it really sucks. What don't you like
about it? Maybe someone at M$ will read this and actually make some
changes --- for the better (sigh, I wish but I won't hold my breath).

For all the $$$$$ Microsoft spends you think they could do better. It
seems every 'new and improved' version has a worse UI than the one
before. I can hardly stand to use Visio any more. Word has so many
damned annoying features that I spend most of time trying to figure out
how to turn them off rather than getting real work down.

Living in the shadow of the evil empire I run into M$ dweebs all the
time. One of the biggest problems M$ has is arrogance. They 'know
better' than the whole user community.

Microsoft get a clue. Trying listening once in a while.

Jul 10 '06 #1
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Hi JJ,

It would help if you actually list things you dislike instead of just
ranting it doesn't do very much for your credibility, you simply come across
as probably one of those anti-MS whatever they do people - aka the linux
fanbregade.

I agree there are aspects of Management Studio that I dislike but those are
being addressed by Microsoft and believe those guys do listen to what WE as
the people who use the tools and product need.

So, lets try again - please list aspects of MAnagement Studio you dislike.

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Tony Rogerson
SQL Server MVP
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"jj" <jj@no_spam.netwrote in message news:e8**********@lists.fhcrc.org...
>I really dislike the Management Studio in SQL Server 2005. Having tabs is
nice but everything else about it really sucks. What don't you like about
it? Maybe someone at M$ will read this and actually make some changes ---
for the better (sigh, I wish but I won't hold my breath).

For all the $$$$$ Microsoft spends you think they could do better. It
seems every 'new and improved' version has a worse UI than the one before.
I can hardly stand to use Visio any more. Word has so many damned annoying
features that I spend most of time trying to figure out how to turn them
off rather than getting real work down.

Living in the shadow of the evil empire I run into M$ dweebs all the time.
One of the biggest problems M$ has is arrogance. They 'know better' than
the whole user community.

Microsoft get a clue. Trying listening once in a while.

Jul 10 '06 #2
jj (jj@no_spam.net) writes:
I really dislike the Management Studio in SQL Server 2005. Having tabs
is nice but everything else about it really sucks. What don't you like
about it? Maybe someone at M$ will read this and actually make some
changes --- for the better (sigh, I wish but I won't hold my breath).

For all the $$$$$ Microsoft spends you think they could do better. It
seems every 'new and improved' version has a worse UI than the one
before. I can hardly stand to use Visio any more. Word has so many
damned annoying features that I spend most of time trying to figure out
how to turn them off rather than getting real work down.

Living in the shadow of the evil empire I run into M$ dweebs all the
time. One of the biggest problems M$ has is arrogance. They 'know
better' than the whole user community.

Microsoft get a clue. Trying listening once in a while.
Management Studio is definitely not the part of SQL 2005 that I am most
impressed by. There are some nice improvements from Query Analyzer, but
there are too many features that have been dropped from the old tools.

If you go http://connect.microsoft.com/feedbac...aspx?SiteID=68
you can submit suggestions for improvements. Such suggestions would
have to be a little more nuanced than "get a clue" to be meaningful. :-)
I would also encourage you to search among the existing bugs. There
are already plenty of entries for Mgmt Studio filed. And fact is,
MS have been listening. It looks that some of the issues will be
mended by SP2 already.
--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, es****@sommarskog.se

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Jul 10 '06 #3
I like Management Studio. I've replaced the old Query Analyzer and
Enterprise Manager with this one. I used it for both SQL 2005 and SQL
2000; they are fine. Except one thing though; if I edit a table, the
default column has to be filled in; otherwise it will be filled with
NULL, eventhough the table is defined as NOT NULL DEFAULT something;

regards,
Radzi.

jj wrote:
I really dislike the Management Studio in SQL Server 2005. Having tabs
is nice but everything else about it really sucks. What don't you like
about it? Maybe someone at M$ will read this and actually make some
changes --- for the better (sigh, I wish but I won't hold my breath).

For all the $$$$$ Microsoft spends you think they could do better. It
seems every 'new and improved' version has a worse UI than the one
before. I can hardly stand to use Visio any more. Word has so many
damned annoying features that I spend most of time trying to figure out
how to turn them off rather than getting real work down.

Living in the shadow of the evil empire I run into M$ dweebs all the
time. One of the biggest problems M$ has is arrogance. They 'know
better' than the whole user community.

Microsoft get a clue. Trying listening once in a while.
Jul 11 '06 #4

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