Partitioning large tables by year

SQL Server 2005

I collect monthly information in a big table. Can someone explain the steps I would need to take to partition the table by year?

I understand there can be significant performance benefits for such partitioning of big tables.

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LennyGrayAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranConnect With a Mentor Database AdministratorCommented:
3 step process,
creating a partition function for year
partition scheme
partitioning the table

its described here
http://databases.about.com/od/sqlserver/a/partitioning.htm
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LennyGrayAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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