Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 by Peter DeBetta is now available to download for free. You can view the first chapter before downloading the whole book. The Objective of this book is not to give in-depth view of the new features of SQL Server 2008 but to help people begin to grasp what can be done with SQL Server 2008. The book is partly conceptual that helps exploring the new features and abilities of this next generation enterprise database product, and it is partly tangible, demonstrating features via C# code and a new and improved T-SQL. 


The book contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Security and Administration
Chapter 2: Performance
Chapter 3: Type System
Chapter 4: Programmability
Chapter 5: Storage
Chapter 6: Enhancements for High Availability
Chapter 7: Business Intelligence Enhancements

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