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Microsoft® SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (SQL Server 2005 Public Beta Edition) by Scalability Experts, Inc.

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Chapter 3. SQL Server 2005 Setup and Deployment

IN THIS CHAPTER

SQL Server 2005 Editions

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2005 Setup Enhancements

Upgrading to SQL Server 2005

Setup and deployment are integral to a product, and they are two of the important factors that determine the user experience and customer satisfaction. Setup is the “first date” with the product; as you will see in this chapter, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to make SQL Server 2005 setup as “romantic” as possible. A successful installation and the ease of deployment add value to the product and increase the overall customer satisfaction.

Responding to the feedback received from customers and SQL Server product support ...

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