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SQL Server Best Practices

 Get the real-world guidelines, expert tips, and rock-solid guidance to take your SQL Server implementation to the next level. These SQL Server best practices draw on the extensive experience and expertise from respected developers and engineers at Microsoft, who walk you through the specifics on solving particularly difficult issues.


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Deep level technical papers on specific SQL Server topics that were tested and validated by SQL Development.


SQL Server 2012


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