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

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Foreword

This is the seminal architectural description of SQL Server’s database engine. Kalen Delaney’s previous book, describing SQL Server 2000, is on my desk and the desks of most SQL Server experts–used whenever one wants a concise description of how something works or the design rational for some aspect of the system. Indeed, most SQL Server architects and developers use Kalen’s book as a reference. So, we have been pestering Kalen with the question: "When can I get the SQL Server 2005 book?"

Having just finished reading the galleys, I understand why the book took so long. This is not a revision of the previous book. So much has changed and there are so many new features that Kalen had to write a brand new book. She worked closely with the ...

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