What's New and Cool in SQL Server "Yukon"
October 28, 2003[From developer.com]
Sure, SQL Server has lots of features that make it easy to manage and administer. Sure, it's a world-class relational database management system. Sure, Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is an easy-to-learn language. Yet despite these and other facts, many developers only have a cursory knowledge of programming in SQL Server. I am here to announce that all that will change with SQL Server "Yukon".
After years in the making, Microsoft is going to begin a new era of database programmability with its introduction of SQL Server "Yukon". The changes include enhancements to some familiar features, such as T-SQL and DTS, and some new additions, including new object models, .NET integration, and some new services, such as the SQL Service Broker and Reporting Services. We are going to touch on a variety of these enhancements and new features in order to give you a taste of what's to come.
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