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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Programming by Example by Carlos Eduardo Rojas, Fernando G. Guerrero

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A Brief History of SQL Server

Figure 1.2 shows the SQL Server timeline in which you can see the evolution of SQL Server compared with the evolution of the Windows operating systems, the Intel and AMD processors, and the typical CPU speed available at that time.

Figure 1.2. The SQL Server timeline.

Microsoft SQL Server was born as a joint commercial venture between Sybase and Microsoft and signed on March 27, 1987. It was developed for the 16-bit OS/2 platform, an operating system jointly developed between IBM and Microsoft. SQL Server started its commercial life with the commercial support of Ashton-Tate, whose mainstream database product, ...

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