Chapter 1. Inside the Fundamentals
Microsoft SQL Server provides a powerful and comprehensive platform for data management and business intelligence. SQL Server includes a number of products, as well as sophisticated management and development tools that automate standard daily activities. SQL Server graphical tools and designers simplify tasks related to setup, upgrade, database design, management, development, performance tuning, and operations. This gives database professionals time to focus on more strategic business tasks and meet the rising demand of supporting business applications.