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The Two Minute History of SQL Server

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The history of SQL Server dates back to 1989 when the product came about as a result of a partnership between Microsoft, Sybase, and Ashton-Tate. SQL Server has evolved tremendously over the years and now Microsoft is getting ready to bring SQL Server 2012 to market, beginning with the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event happening on March 7, 2012 at 8am PST.

-- SQL Server Team Blog

Talk about the wayback machine... I've released production apps that used about every version of the mentioned SQL Server (from 4.21a and on...) and so watching this brought back the memories...

Source: http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2012/02/two-minute-history-of-sql-server.html
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Reehana Davis replied on Mon, 2012/02/20 - 6:33am


A great thanks to such a nice video.

This video is nice to remember evolution and features introduce in each release.

I would like to mention a pdf which i found a month back while reading about sql server.


This pdf mention  evolution of sql server from 1989 to 2000. It talks about SQL Server: The Early Years and begining of joint development and end of joint development.

 Hope you all will like this.

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