troubleshooting Question

SQL JOIN syntax

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Microsoft SQL Server
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When doing SQL JOINS is see two different syntax for what seems to be the same thing, one using the JOIN syntax and one not.  See examples.

Code 1
SELECT Address.City, Name.NameFirst
from Address, Name
Where Address.AddressId = Name.AddressId

Code 2
SELECT Address.City, Name.NameFirst
    from Address
    join Name
    on name.addressid = address.addressid

Needless to say there are many variations, but the fundamental difference seems to be using the FROM <table1>, <table2>
versus using JOIN <table2>
Even the variations of Left, Right, inner, outer seem easier managed with the Code 1 concept.

To me same Code 1 seems lots simpler.
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