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I have a couple decades experience in databases including Oracle.
I am taking off a couple of months to go deeply into SQL Server.
What books could you recommend?
SQL Server 2008 Bible looks good, but I don't know how much the 2012 has changed.
What would you recommend?
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You may find this useful.

http://www.sqlserverinternals.com/

As for the feature of 2012 as opposed to 2008, the main changes concern availability groups HA.  For the rest the main changes will be occurring in 2014.

Hope this helps.
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Column store indexes are a pretty swank addition to 2012 vs. 2008 too.  As far as books go, I do like the Microsoft press books aimed at mcsa certification.

Querying - http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0735666059 (always nice to see where the different vendors stray/enhance the ANSI standards)

Administration - http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0735666075 - not as good, but it does go into the ha stuff quite nicely :)
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Thanks to both of you
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