There is a plethora of new T-SQL features and enhancements in SQL Server 2005. Learn about one of them specifically, Common Table Expressions (CTE), because they often come in handy.
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Table-valued user-defined functions (UDFs) are functionally similar to views but structurally similar to stored procedures, giving them all the important features of views and stored procedures and some additional functionality that they lack.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
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