Microsoft has a new free e-book available for download. The e-book, 'Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 authored by Ross Mistry and Stacie Misner, is designed to give an overview of the SQL Server 2008 R2 and introduce the new resources from Microsoft's data platform. The 'Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2' is only an overview but focuses on both Database Administration and Business Intelligence Development and provides all the information to understand the capabilities of SQL Server 2008 R2.
The introduction to the book reads,
|"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 minormore 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."|