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This review is from: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals (PRO-Developer) (Paperback)
I teach SQL Server for a living, and even though I've been talking about the subject for ten years and working with the product for longer, there are things I've picked up from this book. Please don't be deterred by the use of the word "fundamentals" in the title: this is not just a book about the "select" statement - far from it!
Inside you'll find the essentials, like select, insert, update, delete, join and so on, but you'll also find coverage of aggregate functions, subqueries, XML functionality, and a lot of hugely useful information on the new code in SQL 2008. If you're an end user, this book isn't really aimed at you, but if you need to write Transact-SQL and want to leverage the new features of SQL 2008, this should be on your shelf.
Peter Lee (MCT, MCITP)