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

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How This Book Is Organized

This book is broken down into four parts. Each part follows a specific SQL Server "theme," if you will.

Part I begins with an overview that gives you a succinct breakdown of the chapters in all four parts of the book. Then it dives right in to core SQL Server technologies. We explore the many powerful enhancements made to Transact-SQL (T-SQL), both in SQL Server 2005 and 2008 (in that order). We also introduce you to SQL Server’s .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) integration features, which cut across our discussions of data types and server-side programming. You’ll learn how to programmatically administer the server using Server Management Objects (SMO), which were introduced in SQL Server 2005, and how to use the new ...

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