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What is the best online documentation either on the Web or installed
with
SQL Server that I could use to get started? I want to jump in and
start
creating tables, etc for applications.

Also, what is the most recommended text for converting my DBA
experience from other database to SQL Server.

Thanks
Bill.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Books Online, SQL Server's official documentation installed
with SQL Server, is a good place to start. There are many
good SQL Server books. One of them which I like is:

The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL by Ken Henderson
(publisher: Addison Wesley).

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What is the best online documentation either on the Web or installed
with
SQL Server that I could use to get started? I want to jump in and
start
creating tables, etc for applications.

Also, what is the most recommended text for converting my DBA
experience from other database to SQL Server.

Thanks
Bill.

Jul 20 '05 #2

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Bill

As you will soon find there are dozens of useful SQL Server Web sites.
These are two of the best ones to help get you started.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/new...ver&frame=true
http://www.sql-server-performance.com/

Hope these help

John
Jul 20 '05 #3

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Thanks for the links I will continue to look at them.

One thinkn in particular that I am after are instructions
for connecting to the DB right after it is installed.
I think there is a test database and I want to log into that.
I am probably not seeing these instructions on the installed
docs?

Thanks
Bill.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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