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Your Guide to Microsoft SQL Server

sqlMicrosoft SQL Server is an application for Windows that can be used to host and manage relational databases. The free express version can be used by developers to create complex databases without any up front costs, while the full SQL Server can be used to host huge amounts of data. This data is quite often accessed using the Structured Query Language (often abbreviated to SQL - hence the name SQL Server).

In this guide you will find information on how to access data using SQL, how to setup Microsoft SQL server, and how to query the server from a number of different programming languages.

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