If you do most of your work with SQL Server, you’re going to be working primarily in the desktop experience. You can easily take the modern UI menu and expose it on the desktop as a series of Windows 7 style cascading menus.
Figure 1. Modern UI menu for SQL Server.
The first thing you need to know is find out where the SQL Server menu items are stored. Go to the Apps page and right click on SQL Server Management Studio.
Figure 2. Right click on SQL Server Management Studio and then click or touch Open file location.
Windows Explorer will open in the desktop with the selected shortcut highlighted. Go to the address bar and select the path. Copy to your paste buffer. In this example, since the installation defaults were chosen, the path is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Figure 3. Select the path in the address bar and copy it to your paste buffer.
The next step is to right click the taskbar and create a new toolbar.
Figure 4. Right click the taskbar, select Toolbars, then select New toolbar.
Paste the previously saved path into the New Toolbar – Choose a folder dialog box or you can navigate to the location.
Figure 5. Paste the path into the Folder textbox and click Select Folder.
You now have a new toolbar that looks like a standard Windows 7 cascading menu.
Figure 6. SQL Server cascading menu added to the taskbar.