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  • What's new for installation with SQL Server 2008?

    In this chapter excerpt from "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Unleashed", learn about features that simplify installing or upgrading to SQL Server 2008. 

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Learning Guide

    This guide provides an in-depth look at SQL Server 2008, with information on upgrading, overviews of the most important new features, and details on future releases. 

  • An overview of SQL Server Report Builder 2.0

    In this chapter excerpt from "Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services", learn about Report Builder 2.0, including its interface details, and how it can be used to create descriptive reports. 

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Resource Governor primer

    Resource Governor is a new feature in SQL Server 2008. In this chapter excerpt from "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration", learn more about Resource Governor and how it can improve SQL Server performance. 

  • A short history of SQL Server Integration Services

    In this chapter excerpt from "SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Unleashed", learn more about how SQL Server Integration Services evolved from Data Transformation Services into a fully functional data warehousing tool. 

  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services primer

    In this chapter excerpt from "SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Unleashed", learn what's included with SSIS and how developers and database administrators can use these utilities to improve performance and accessibility. 

  • Additional T-SQL operations in SQL Server 2008

    Learn how scalar operators, global variables and NULL values can be used in Transact-SQL, with examples to gauge your understanding of SQL Server 2008 objects and operators, in this book excerpt from "Microsoft SQL Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide." 

  • Using T-SQL data types in SQL Server 2008

    Learn the numerous data types used in SQL Server 2008's Transact-SQL language in this excerpt from "Microsoft SQL Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide." 

  • Basic objects of T-SQL in SQL Server 2008

    Discover the basic objects that drive T-SQL in SQL Server 2008 in this excerpt from "Microsoft SQL Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide." Author Dusan Petkovic discusses how literal values, delimiters, comments, identifiers and reserved keywords are util... 

  • SQL Server 2008 function types in T-SQL

    Functions in Transact-SQL can be either aggregate functions or scalar functions. This excerpt from "Microsoft SQL Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide" describes both and details the many numeric functions that can be accessed in SQL Server 2008. 

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  • Major SQL Server 2008 features outlined by Microsoft exec

    At TechEd 2007, Microsoft product manager Francois Ajenstat discussed some of the major features in SQL Server 2008 designed to appeal to database administrators and IT administrators. In this first podcast of a two-part series, Ajenstat provides det... 

About Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Microsoft waited five to release the follow up to SQL Server 2000. It didn't wait that long to improve on SQL Server 2005 with the release of its latest database management system (DBMS) in August of 2008. SQL Server 2008 features several improvements, including full-text search integration, new data types and enhancements to business intelligence (BI) tools like SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). These SQL Server 2008 tips and tutorials will advise you on the upgrade, migration and installation of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 database management system. Do you want to learn about new features and enhancements in SQL Server 2008? Check out info that goes inside SQL Server 2008 development and database administration topics.