A new e-book from Microsoft is currently available for download, designed to introduce the next generation of the company’s data platform to the world. Authored by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner, ‘Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2’. “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. Because this version is Release 2 (R2) of SQL Server 2008, you might think the changes are relatively minor—more than a service pack, but not enough to justify an entirely new version. However, as you read this book, we think you will find that there are a lot of exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server 2008 R2 that will have a positive impact on your applications, ranging from improvements in operation to those in management. It is definitely not a minor release,” the introduction to the e-book reads.
Download: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2