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Using SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 is the most common database server used on Microsoft networks. At the time of this writing, the most widely used version of SQL Server was SQL Server 2005, but a new version known as SQL Server 2008 was close to being released.

This tutorial introduces you to the basics of installing and running SQL Server 2008. It begins with a basic introduction to relational databases and SQL. Then, it shows you how to install SQL Server 2008. Note that the information in this tutorial applies to SQL Server 2005 as well.