Getting Assistance (Database Engine)

There are three principal sources of information from Microsoft about SQL Server:

  • The documentation, tutorials, and samples installed with SQL Server.

  • The SQL Server sites on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet.

  • SQL Server information on other Microsoft Web sites.

You can also get help from others either through the SQL Server community or directly from Microsoft support.

How Do I Browse by Job Role (Database Engine)

Contains links to the topics considered most useful for each of the roles of users of SQL Server 2008 Database Engine: architect, developer, administrator, and information worker.

How Do I Find Tutorials (Database Engine)

Contains links to the step-by-step tutorials that help you learn to get the most out of SQL Server tools, so you can work efficiently right from the start.

How Do I Find How-to Topics (Database Engine)

Contains links to Database Engine procedural topics that help you perform specific tasks, such as creating an index or tuning a query.

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