What is SQL Server

SQL Server 101

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Are you wondering what SQL Server is and how it works? Are you looking for a guide that will help you start with SQL quickly and easily?

Look no further! This white paper is your FREE self‑study guide for learning SQL Server fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions provided in this white paper will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Learn SQL Server from scratch

SQL Server 101 is a NEW white paper by SQL Server expert and Microsoft MVP Tibor Karaszi. Tibor has an impressive SQL Server training experience, including the internal training sessions for Microsoft.

In this guide, Tibor uses easy‑to‑understand language to tell you what SQL Server is. Your learning experience will start with understanding the concept of Relational Database Management System and SQL Server background. Then, diving deeper, Tibor explains the fundamentals of SQL Server architecture and building blocks of the database engine. As a nice bonus, the guide also includes a list of the most commonly used and most important tools for SQL Server management.

What’s inside?

In this white paper, you will learn about the most common SQL Server services running under your OS, database types and their specific roles, transaction logging and maintaining SQL Server security. Tibor explains how SQL Server keeps track of used and free space, and how the database API (Application Programming Interface) works. You will also understand the specifics of exporting and importing data to or from SQL Server.

Read the SQL Server 101 white paper and learn more about SQL Server’s architecture and management basics. This useful guide also covers:

Working with the SQL Server optimizer and execution plans

Keeping track of used and free space in your server, and maintaining transaction logs

Using APIs to manage SQL Server databases

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Look no further! This white paper is your FREE self‑study guide for learning SQL Server fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions provided in this white paper will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.