MSDN Webcast: T-SQL vs. the CLR in SQL Server 2005- How Should You Choose? (Level 200)
Event ID: 1032275334
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft SQL Server.
Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer.

The ability to run managed code in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 doesn't mean that T-SQL is going away. In fact, SQL Server 2005 has significant T-SQL enhancements. However, a Microsoft .NET language can be useful in some situations. In this webcast, we'll discuss how CLR-based code might be a better choice for computation and logic-intensive operations. In addition, .NET languages such as Microsoft Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET provide better looping and branching constructs than T-SQL does. Plus, writing structured code with these languages is easier than with T-SQL, and you can access Microsoft .NET Framework class libraries which open up new possibilities that don't exist with T-SQL. 


Presenter: Randy Holloway, Solutions Sales Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Randy Holloway specializes in application platform servers, including Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft BizTalk Server and he works for Microsoft in their Mid America district. Randy is also the author of a book on SQL Server 2005 for developers that will be published by Addison-Wesley late in 2005. Check out his weblog at or send him e-mail at


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