The first in my live meeting series was on SQL Server Basics - Part 1 : An introduction to the SQL Server toolset.

The recording is available here:

http://sqlserverfaq.com/livemeetings/sqlfaq_20090528_tonyrogerson_sqlserverbasics_tools.zip

I pretty much covered the following:

>> Common tools you need to use in deploying, using and managing SQL Server (Configuration Tools, Management Studio, Profiler and Perfmon)

>> Simple querying

SQL Server Installation Center

Configuration Manager

 Manage Services

 Network - 32 v 64.


SQL Server Management Studio

Connecting to SQL Server

Object Explorer 

Table Designer

Tools...Options
Prevent saving changes
Create Schema Script

Import / Export Data

Export (to csv, with column headers - use a query, save as SSIS)
Import back into a table

SQL Server Agent

Properties - what can we do? (Database Mail, WMI etc...)
Schedule the ssis package

Maintanence Plans

Registered Servers

Groups

Central Management Servers

Profiler