Chapter 1. SQL Server 2008 Administration Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 was released in 2008, and SQL Server 2008 Release 2 (R2) followed in 2010. For ease of reference in this book, I refer to both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 as SQL Server or SQL Server 2008. When I need to differentiate between the two releases, I'll indicate that Release 1 (R1) does this but R2 does that. Sometimes, I'll simply state the additional options or features that R2 provides.

SQL Server 2008 builds on SQL Server 2005 and finally makes Microsoft's vision of SQL Server as an end-to-end ...

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