Have you ever received an email like below and then got a big pain in your stomach? Disk E: is running out of room and you need to move one of your user database files before you totally fill the disk. Yes, your VM admin might be able to add disk space but they are out sick or this is a physical machine and you need to order bigger disks and you need to make this change right now.
When you look at your data, do you see a mish mash of formats? Do some people use camel case, some all lowercase, some upper? Here is a quick script that you can use to capitalize the first letter in your single word strings.
You have been diligently backing up your database and transaction logs, but now you have a directory that is full of files that have been backed up to disk/tape already or are no longer needed since they are old. Within SSMS, you are able to create a job that can delete out the files that are no longer needed. Continue reading Maintenance Cleanup Task
Sql Server Management Studio is very robust and can do many things, but like any other product cannot do everything. Luckily there are add-ins available that fill in some of the gaps. My favorite and one I use every single day is SSMSBoost, (I no longer use it due to the change in the community license and the useful functions being taken away.)