SQL Server Management Studio is the de facto tool for working with SQL Server. But its default options may not always be the best way for you to work. After working with it for years, I’ve come up with a list of my favorite features.
(Secret: This is also my way of recording this so that the next time I need to set up a new PC, I just have to come back here.)
Part I: The Options Menu
In SSMS, go to Tools > Options. more @ Jes Schultz Borland (grrlgeek) blog