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

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17. Wrap-Up: Service-Oriented Database Applications

SQL SERVER 2005 is more than just a new version of SQLServer. It is the integration of relational data and XML data in a way that makes it easier to build secure, reliable, and scalable applications that are easily maintained. Features are geared to support both scale-up and scale-out, and work without application servers or in conjunction with them. In addition, the new features more tightly integrate the data to the kinds of service-oriented distributed applications we are building today and will be building tomorrow.

Lots of New Features: How to Use Them

SQL Server 2005 contains an amazing number of new features. We’ve covered most of them in previous chapters but haven’t even touched on ...

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