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SQL Server 2008 introduced a new feature to compress data stored in tables, indexes and indexed views. It basically uses a few different techniques to save space when storing data. You can set compression to NONE, ROW or PAGE (page includes ROW-level compression).
There are a lot of small details that are relevant here. Here is an incomplete list of those details:
See all the interesting details following the links below:
I took some advanced SQL Server 2008 classes recently and shared my notes in a series of blog posts.