Chapter 1. What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is Microsoft’s new release of its relational database management system. It has been highly anticipated since SQL Server 2000 and is well worth the wait. Officially released in November of 2005, it is focused on making it easier to create, deploy, and manage enterprise database systems and applications, while increasing scalability, availability, performance, reliability, security, and programmability. SQL Server 2005 is a major new release with many major and minor product changes from earlier editions, such as SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server ...

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