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Look for books recommended for SQL Server

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?
Alex Campbell
Alex Campbell
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Racim BOUDJAKDJICommented:
You may find this useful.


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.
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 :)
Alex CampbellAuthor Commented:
Thanks to both of you

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