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Hi All,

I have worked in SQL 2000 and 2005 environment till now.
However my manager told me to take a new assignment in SQL server 2008.
I hope it should not be much challanging to start with.
However please guide me what are the areas I should start to look into.

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Hi! Maybe, if you are familiar with 2005, it would be reasonable to start from here.
What's New (SQL Server 2008)


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From the T-SQL perspective IMHO, the MERGE statement, table value constructors (TVC) and grouping sets are probably what I'd consider the most interesting. Add to that maybe User-defined table types (for passing tables into SPs and FUNCTIONs) and spatial data if that's what floats your boat.

Using TVC there is a cool new way to UNPIVOT: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/CROSS+APPLY+VALUES+UNPIVOT/91234/

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My mantra: No loops! No CURSORs! No RBAR! Hoo-uh!

My thought question: Have you ever been told that your query runs too fast?

My advice:
INDEXing a poor-performing query is like putting sugar on cat food. Yeah, it probably tastes better but are you sure you want to eat it?
The path of least resistance can be a slippery slope. Take care that fixing your fixes of fixes doesn't snowball and end up costing you more than fixing the root cause would have in the first place.


Need to UNPIVOT? Why not CROSS APPLY VALUES instead?
Since random numbers are too important to be left to chance, let's generate some!
Learn to understand recursive CTEs by example.
Splitting strings based on patterns can be fast!
My temporal SQL musings: Calendar Tables, an Easter SQL, Time Slots and Self-maintaining, Contiguous Effective Dates in Temporal Tables
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check out msdn for new additions in the 2008 ;the datatypes , filegroups , new keywords (MERGE,OUTPUT etc..)

for 2005 to 2008 you are good to go , for 2000 to 2008 not sure..

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demonfox (8/17/2012)
check out msdn for new additions in the 2008 ;the datatypes , filegroups , new keywords (MERGE,OUTPUT etc..)

for 2005 to 2008 you are good to go , for 2000 to 2008 not sure..


The OUTPUT clause is a SQL 2005 feature:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177564(v=sql.90).aspx


My mantra: No loops! No CURSORs! No RBAR! Hoo-uh!

My thought question: Have you ever been told that your query runs too fast?

My advice:
INDEXing a poor-performing query is like putting sugar on cat food. Yeah, it probably tastes better but are you sure you want to eat it?
The path of least resistance can be a slippery slope. Take care that fixing your fixes of fixes doesn't snowball and end up costing you more than fixing the root cause would have in the first place.


Need to UNPIVOT? Why not CROSS APPLY VALUES instead?
Since random numbers are too important to be left to chance, let's generate some!
Learn to understand recursive CTEs by example.
Splitting strings based on patterns can be fast!
My temporal SQL musings: Calendar Tables, an Easter SQL, Time Slots and Self-maintaining, Contiguous Effective Dates in Temporal Tables
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Thanks to all for your valuable input :-)

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And don't forget spatial data. That's a huge bit of functionality introduced in 2008.

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dwain.c (8/17/2012)


The OUTPUT clause is a SQL 2005 feature:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177564(v=sql.90).aspx


thanks dwain for correcting ...

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