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With some help from two esteemed colleagues, Greg Low and Mark Whitehorn, the Introducing SQL Server 2008 book is now content complete. Sure, there is still some tech and copy editing that needs to be done, but the core writing is complete. The book, based on the Feburary CTP6 release, will be available free from Microsoft and covers a slew of new features including:
- Policy-Based Management and Auditing
- Transparent Data Encryption and Data and Backup Compression
- Resource Governor
- Performance Data Collection
- New data types including HierarchyID, Filestream, Spatial, Date and Time, and Enhancements to the XML data type
- Table Types (and Table valued parameters)
- T-SQL Enhancements including Merge, Single statement declaration/assignment, Increment Operators, and GROUPING SETS
- Sparse Columns and Filtered Indexes
- High Availability Enhancements for Database Mirroring and Failover Clustering
- Business Intelligence Enhancements for Integration Services, Reporting Services, and Analysis Services
I'll post again when the book is available for download.
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About Peter W. DeBetta
Peter DeBetta works for Microsoft as an Application Platform Technology Strategist, specializing in strategies, design, implementation, and deployment of Microsoft SQL Server and .NET solutions. Peter writes courseware, articles, and books – most recently the title Introducing SQL Server 2008 from Microsoft Press. Peter speaks at conferences around the world, including TechEd, SQL PASS Community Summit, DevTeach, SQL Connections, DevWeek, and VSLive!
When Peter isn’t working, you can find him singing and playing guitar (click here
to hear an original song by Peter), taking pictures, or simply enjoying life with his wife, son, and daughter.