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Inside Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005, Fourth Edition by Kalen Delaney

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Chapter 1. Installing and Upgrading to SQL Server 2005

Microsoft SQL Server is Microsoft’s premiere database management system, and SQL Server 2005 is the most powerful and feature-rich version yet. In addition to the core database engine that allows you to store and retrieve large volumes of relational data and the world-class query optimizer that determines the fastest way to process your queries and access your data, dozens of other components increase the usability of your data and make your data and applications more available and more scalable. As you can imagine, no one book could cover all of these ...

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