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

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A History of Inside Microsoft SQL Server

The first edition of Inside Microsoft SQL Server, written for version 6.5, did attempt to cover almost all features of the product. Back then, the product was much smaller. Also, few other SQL Server books were available, so the original author, Ron Soukup, couldn’t just refer his readers to other sources for information on certain topics. Even so, some topics were not covered in the first edition, including replication and security. Ron also did not cover any details of backing up or restoring a SQL Server database, and he didn’t really discuss the use and management of the transaction log.

I took over the book for SQL Server 7.0, and I completely rewrote many of the sections describing the internals of ...

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