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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Chapter 1. Overview

Leonard Lobel

This is a book about Microsoft SQL Server 2008, written specifically with the developer in mind.

Microsoft’s latest release of SQL Server improves upon its predecessors—SQL Server 2005 and earlier—in every key area, just as you would expect of any new version. There are many enhancements and new features in the product that yield important benefits across the board. Collectively, of course, these product enhancements and new features continue to bolster SQL Server’s competitive position as an industry-strength database platform capable of handling the most demanding workloads. In this book, our particular focus is on programmability for database development—a space in which the product continues to advance in new ...

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