Why This Chapter Is Important

Now that you have explored strategy, as well as the basics of both client/server and multiuser development, you are ready to launch into the specifics of Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The chapter begins by talking about the various editions of SQL Server available and the appropriate uses of each edition. After reading the chapter, you will know which edition is appropriate for you. Next the chapter previews the various SQL Server components. It introduces you to each component and its uses. The text delves into the more commonly used components in detail. After reading the chapter, you will be comfortable with the SQL Server 2000 environment and will have a general understanding of the tools that you can utilize to ...

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