If you have purchased this book, you are on your way to getting the most from SQL Server 2000. You have already chosen a fine platform for building database applications, one that can provide outstanding performance and rock-solid reliability at a reasonable cost. You now have the information you need to make the best of it.
Many of us who worked on this book have been using SQL Server for more than a decade . Writing about a new version challenged us to reassess many of our preconceived notions about SQL Server and the way that it worked. It was an interesting and enjoyable process, and we learned a lot. We hope you get as much enjoyment and knowledge from reading this book as we have from writing it.