Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
by Ross Mistry, Stacia Misner
Publisher: Microsoft Press 2012
Number of pages: 236
Our purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2008 R2 and wants to understand its capabilities.
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