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Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional by Robin Dewson

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Chapter 1. SQL Server 2008 Express Overview and Installation

Welcome to Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express. This book is centered around the Express Edition of SQL Server 2008, which is a free download from Microsoft. Because you are reading this book, I assume you are interested in learning how to create solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express (SSE) but have no prior knowledge of SSE and probably no experience with any database. The aim of this book is to bring you quickly to a level at which you are developing competently with SSE. This book is specifically designed for beginners or those who at this stage want to use only SSE. But you'll find this book useful for understanding the basics of any relational database, so moving from SQL ...

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