The Products of Microsoft Analytical Essay by Annette

The Products of Microsoft
This paper explores the current Microsoft products with in-depth understanding of their applications.
# 5176 | 950 words | 1 source | APA | 2001 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2002 in Business (Companies) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This paper examines four different Microsoft products, exploring their capabilities, the ways that they have been improved over previous versions and the limitations of these devices. They include the Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Outlook 2000, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0.

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"We begin by looking at the Microsoft SQL Server 2000. SQL stands for "Structured Query Language" and is a computer language that allows a user to pose complex questions of a database. (It also provides a means of creating databases.) There are a number of SQLs now in use and there is a fair amount of variation among them, with some more appropriate for certain purposes than others. Many database products support SQL. All SQL systems, including Microsoft's, are designed to work with relational databases. A relational database is simply one that stores data in tables (i.e. data shown in graphical relationship to other data). A database is a collection of tables and a table in turn consists a list of records. In a table each record has the same structure, that it to say each has a fixed number of "fields" of any given type.
The uses of databases are multitudinous: They are both very powerful and very flexible. They provide a means of retrieving records or parts of records and performing various calculations before displaying the results. The interface by which such manipulations are specified is called the query language. While the first query languages were so complex that interacting with electronic databases could be done only by specially trained individuals, recent interfaces are more user-friendly, allowing casual users to access database information. This has been the major breakthrough of SQLs."

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