Although not as significant an upgrade as SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 2000 does provide a number of new and long-awaited features and enhancements. Since its initial release, Microsoft has continued to release new components and updated features for SQL Server 2000. This chapter provided only an overview of the new features that shipped with SQL Server 2000, add-ons, and enhancements. To learn more, please refer to the other chapters that were referenced.

    Part III: SQL Server Administration
    Part IV: Transact-SQL
    Part V: SQL Server Internals and Performance Tuning
    Part VI: Additional SQL Server Features