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The Language of SQL, Second Edition by Larry Rockoff

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A. Getting Started with Microsoft SQL Server

The following describes the procedure for installing the free version of Microsoft SQL Server on a computer running Windows. Note that the procedure may vary, depending on what is already installed on your computer. There are two main steps:

1. Install SQL Server 2016 Express.

2. Install SQL Server 2016 Management Studio Express.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express allows you to create databases. SQL Server 2016 Management Studio Express is a graphical interface that allows you to issue SQL commands to interact with the server and any databases you create.

Installing SQL Server 2016 Express

The steps for installing SQL Server 2016 Express are as follows.

1. Go to microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/sql-server-editions ...

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