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

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Introduction

Welcome, developer!

The book you are holding, much like Microsoft SQL Server 2008 itself, builds on a great "previous release." SQL Server 2005 was—architecturally speaking—a groundbreaking upgrade from earlier versions of the product, and the 2005 edition of this book was a new printed resource that provided comprehensive coverage of the revamped platform. This new edition includes thoroughly updated coverage of the most important topics from the past edition, plus brand-new coverage of all the new exciting and powerful features for developers in SQL Server 2008. As with the 2005 edition, we set out to produce the best book for developers who need to program SQL Server 2008 in the many ways that it can be programmed.

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