In the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2012 initial "Connect to Server" dialog box, we have to select a server. The last servers are cached somehow and visible when opening the dropdown box. In our company we have server names that are 13 characters long. That's not a lot. But then follows the FQDN (like ".develop.companydomain.net") and then the instance name (in our case USSQLnnMAINDEV or ..UAT). All together, this doesn't fit in the input box. The main information, which server we use is in the last three letters (DEV/UAT/PROD) and that information is not visible. The window cannot be resized and the dropdown doesn't allow edit or scroll. So we have to guess which one is the correct server. See attached screenshot for an example. I've blacked-out some parts of the server names (to not disclose exact server names) in the screenshot, but you get the idea there.