Looks like a good book.
I always have problems with titles that start with "Beginning" and end with a version #. Invariably the bulk of the content relates equally as well to the previous version and the one before that and ... In my mind the book should be titled "Beginning T-SQL with practices found first in 2008", or something like that. But, I am not a book seller so I hesitate to tell them how to do it. Nor am I a book writer. Beverly's review did an excellent job of laying out what would be found. Good one on you Kathi, and thanks for the review Beverly.
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