Does “Quadrant” replace SQL Server Management Studio?
A. No. “Quadrant” includes some capabilities that are also present in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to make common tasks readily available, such as dropping databases or connecting to databases. In contrast to SSMS, “Quadrant” is a tool for developers. The focus of this CTP is browsing and editing data and creating viewers over data. Administrative tasks that can be carried out in “Quadrant” that are typically done in SSMS today are limited to those executed while creating database applications to avoid frequent context switching between “Quadrant” and SSMS, such as database creation, deletion, and some schema editing. Q. How does “Quadrant” relate to Visual Studio? A. Visual Studio editions offer a variety of tools to create data applications, for example: • Database projects • Server Explorer • Schema Explorer • T-SQL Editor and Debugger • Query Designer • Database Diagram Viewer • Entity Designer In the current CTP, “Quadrant” is a tool for browsing and editing data and for cr