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A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005 by Dan Sullivan, Bob Beauchemin

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3. Procedures and Functions in .NET CLR Languages

SQL SERVER 2005 ADDS Common Language Runtime (CLR) languages as an alternative way to extend the functionality of SQL Server.

Any language capable of creating a DLL or a COM component can be used to extend the functionality of SQL Server. But extended stored procedures and COM components lack the security, reliability, and, in many cases, performance that Transact-SQL (T-SQL) provides. With SQL Server 2005, any .NET CLR language can be used to add stored procedures, userdefined functions, and triggers to extend the functionality of SQL Server with the same level of security, reliability, and performance that T-SQL provides.

Extending SQL Server

SQL Server’s query functionality can be extended ...

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