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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Step by Step by Mike Hotek

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Introduction

Microsoft SQL Server has been Microsoft’s flagship database for over 15 years. Before the next version of SQL Server launches, SQL Server 2008 will be celebrating SQL Server’s 20th birthday. In that time, SQL Server has grown from handling small departmental tasks to serving up the largest databases on the planet. The release of SQL Server 2000 saw a dramatic evolution of Microsoft SQL Server. No longer a simple "database," Microsoft SQL Server is now a complete data architecture solution capable of handling the data storage and manipulation needs of any organization.

SQL Server 2005 extended the data platform with dramatic new capabilities in programming, .NET integration, high availability, management instrumentation, and business ...

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