The SQL language which stands for "Structured Query Language" though these days "SQL" is pretty much a word itself is shared by most major relational database management platforms including Microsoft SQL Server.
There are many American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for SQL and the very basics of the syntax have been standardized for some time.
You can't get far in the SQL Server world without some SQL up your sleeve. Here are the basics of the SQL language.
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