Sometimes I work on a server that has live databases mixed in with test databases. You can obviously see the problem here. Let’s delete some test data. Oops, wrong database. Well there is a solution. SQL Server Management Studio allows us to identify the connection. You do this by changing the colour of the status bar below the SQL Query Window. Customizing SQL Server’s Status Bar is so easy, it is again one of those tricks I never knew existed. It is ‘hidden’ in plain sight though and adds a lot of value to your productivity.