Posts Tagged ‘2005’


The purpose of Merge is where you have two tables – maybe a transaction table and a staging table which could have records to be inserted and/or replaced in the transaction table.  Or maybe you have two tables of people (staff or patients) – one table (the master) with last years data and one table from this year, and you want to bring the master up to date with additions, updates or removals. Under SQL 2005 you would have had to


With the introduction of SQL Server 2012, it is worth looking at the features available in the different versions of SQL Server, and the benefits that they bring. The following list the major features (and a few negatives) for each upgrade step from SQL 2005 to 2012. Note, SQL Server 2012 SP1 is now available, and brings very few new features, but improves performance and satiability. SQL Server 2005 to 2008 • Transparent Data Encryption. The ability to encrypt