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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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New SQL Server 2012 Features

So what does SQL Server 2012 have to offer over SQL Server 2008 R2? Following is an overview of the new features provided in SQL Server 2012:

Image New storage features—Columnstore indexes, FileTable storage.

Image New Transact-SQL (T-SQL) constructs—Sequence objects, THROW statement, new conversion, logical, string, and date and time functions, and ad hoc query paging.

Image New scalability and performance features—Indirect checkpoints, ...

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