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Q&A: Microsoft exec on SQL Server delay, effects on Software Assurance – Computerworld

Why is the Common Language Runtime so important for SQL Server? Its programmability. It gives us what we call language-independent stored procedures. Stored procedure language today is T-SQL. It’s just that one language, and it’s not the best language. The SQL guys aren’t necessarily good language people. But the developer team is, and the ability to write in C# stored procedures and be in the IDE [integrated development environment] where developers live is a very powerful feature.

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