When you only have a few SQL Server Agent jobs, it’s easy to keep track of and make sense of them. I’m using a graphical free tool called SQLjobvis (screen capture below), available at http://www.sqlsoft.co.uk/sqljobvis.php. It provides a visual view of completed SQL Server Agent job steps. See the screen capture below.
Wouldn’t it be great if Microsoft offered a graphical UI for SQL Server Agent? I’d like Microsoft to provide viewing and graphical editing of SQL Agent job schedules. Please vote on this Connect item:
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About John Paul Cook
John Paul Cook is a Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft's data platform and works out of Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a Registered Nurse who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. He volunteers as a nurse at safety net clinics. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives
and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2
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