Steve Jones continues with his look at how SQL Server 2005 differs from SQL Server 2000, this time tackling the differences from a developer perspective.
With the release of SQL Server 2005, it is more of challenger to Oracle than ever before. Guru Haidong Ji takes a quick look at how these two products compare and gives a few words of wisdom for the next version of SQL Server.
Download an updated version of Books Online for Microsoft SQL Server 2005, the primary documentation for SQL Server 2005. The April 2006 update to Books Online contains new material and fixes to documentation problems reported by customers after SQL Server 2005 was released. Refer to "New and Updated Books Online Topics" for a list of topics that are new or updated in this version. Topics with significant updates have a Change History table at the bottom of the topic that summarizes the changes.
SQL Server 2005 brings us a number of enhancements, but the most important to T-SQL developers may be the changes to error and exception handling. The addition of the TRY CATCH structure is an important change and Raj Vasant brings us a look at this enhancement.
How many people are getting ready to upgrade to SQL Server 2005? Why are they upgrading? Why not? Edgewood Solutions conducted a survey and the results are in. Read on for the executive overview and learn how to get a complete copy of the results.