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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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SQL Server's Role

You are finally ready to explore how SQL Server 2008 fits into all of this discussion of database technologies. To help you understand the roles SQL Server 2008 can play in your organization, this section will begin by explaining the major new features in the product. These new features are explored from two perspectives. First, the new features since SQL Server 2005 are covered. If you're already familiar with SQL Server 2005 in some detail, this section may be all you need. Next, the new features that SQL Server 2005 introduced and that, of course, are still in SQL Server 2008, will be discussed. This latter coverage is very important. Many organizations are moving directly from SQL Server 2000 and skipping SQL Server 2005 ...

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