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Difference between sql server 2005 and 2008


Difference between sql server 2005 and 2008

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Could somebody refer a site where the differences between SQL Server 2008 and 2005 versions are detailed. Also, being a small sized organisation is it really necessary to upgrade to SQL Server 2008 ? What are the advantages of upgrading ?
I would really appreciate help in this regard.Smile
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arijit_manna (11/1/2008)
Could somebody refer a site where the differences between SQL Server 2008 and 2005 versions are detailed. Also, being a small sized organisation is it really necessary to upgrade to SQL Server 2008 ? What are the advantages of upgrading ?
I would really appreciate help in this regard.Smile



http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/whats-new.aspx

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Hii dude find the link ...http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/whats-new.aspx
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SQL SERVER 2005:

1.Both are combined as SSMS(Sql Server management Studio).
2.XML datatype is introduced.
3.We can create 2(pow(20))-1 databases.
4.Exception Handling
5.Varchar(Max) data type
6.DDL Triggers
7.DataBase Mirroring
8.RowNumber function for paging
9.Table fragmentation
10.Full Text Search
11.Bulk Copy Update
12.Cant encrypt
13.Can Compress tables and indexes.(Introduced in 2005 SP2)
14.Datetime is used for both date and time.
15.Varchar(max) and varbinary(max) is used.
16.No table datatype is included.
17.SSIS is started using.
18.CMS is not available.
19.PBM is not available.
20.PIVOT and UNPIVOT functions are used.

SQL SERVER 2008:

1.Both are combined as SSMS(Sql Server management Studio).
2.XML datatype is used.
3.We can create 2(pow(20))-1 databases.
4.Exception Handling
5.Varchar(Max) data type
6.DDL Triggers
7.DataBase Mirroring
8.RowNumber function for paging
9.Table fragmentation
10.Full Text Search
11.Bulk Copy Update
12.Can encrypt the entire database introduced in 2008.
--check it(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc278098(SQL.100).aspx)
(http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Administration/implementing_efs/870/)
(http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/sql-server-2005-database-encryption-step-by-step.aspx)
(http://www.sql-server-performance.com/articles/dev/encryption_2005_1_p1.aspx)
(http://geekswithblogs.net/chrisfalter/archive/2008/05/08/encrypt-documents-with-sql-server.aspx)
13.Can compress tables and indexes.
-http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1582
14.Date and time are seperately used for date and time datatype,geospatial and timestamp with internal timezone
is used.
15.Varchar(max) and varbinary(max) is used.
16.Table datatype introduced.
17.SSIS avails in this version.
18.Central Management Server(CMS) is Introduced.
-http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb934126.aspx
-http://www.sqlskills.com/BLOGS/KIMBERLY/post/SQL-Server-2008-Central-Management-Servers-have-you-seen-these.aspx
19.Policy based management(PBM) server is Introduced.
-http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1492
-http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb510667.aspx
20.PIVOT and UNPIVOT functions are used.
-http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2008/06/07/sql-server-pivot-and-unpivot-table-examples/

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N.S.Sathish(SQL DBA)
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You may check this

http://sharepointsolution2010.blogspot.com/2011/07/2000-2005-2008-sql-server-version.html
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This post was initially created over 3 years ago. :-)

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http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/product-info/previous-versions.aspx
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Ah, so we have a smart A#UY$ in the crowd , eh?

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