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This session covers a group of calculations in T-SQL that can help in addressing a wide variety of querying tasks. It first describes the limitations and shortcomings of traditional, or classic, T-SQL constructs that are used to address common querying tasks. It then explains how T-SQL evolved, and keeps evolving, adding new language constructs that address those limitations very elegantly and efficiently. This session describes the gradual improvements in SQL Server T-SQL support from SQL Server 2005 through SQL Server 11--code-named "Denali".
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