Database Tasks (SQL Server Express)
The major tasks associated with working with a database are planning, designing, implementing, optimizing and maintaining. The following table lists topics in SQL Server 2008 Books Online that describe how to understand and perform these tasks, giving novice users a conceptual grounding in how databases work.
The topics listed below might refer to user interface elements or features that are not supported by SQL Server Express. For more information about feature support, see Overview of SQL Server Express.
SQL Server Books Online topic
Plan a database
Design a database
Implement a database
Optimize a database
Maintain a database