Show Tables, Explain TableName

With MySQL there is a command, "show tables" that lists all the tables in a selected database. MySQL also has "explain tablename" which gives the column information about the tablename entered.

Is there something similar to this in SQL Server 2005? If not how else can I get table/column information about a specific database?
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LowfatspreadCommented:
you can use the information schema  views to get the information...

select * from information_schema.tables
 
or

select * from information)schema.columns
 where table_name = 'xxxxx'
  and table_schema = 'dbo'
 order by table_name,table_schema,ordinal_position
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craigdevAuthor Commented:
awesome thanks
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