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

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Summary

SQL Server 2012 provides a number of new and long-awaited features and enhancements. This chapter provides an overview of the new features and enhancements that ship with SQL Server 2012. To learn more, refer to the other chapters referenced here.

However, before we get into covering the features and capabilities of SQL Server 2012, we’ll first take a look at some real-world production implementations of SQL Server to give you an idea of what is possible with SQL Server in both the online transaction processing (OLTP) world and in the decision support systems (DSS)/business intelligence (BI) realms.

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