Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

Mixed media product Unleashed

By (author) Ray Rankins, By (author) Paul Bertucci, By (author) Chris Gallelli, By (author) Alex T. Silverstein

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  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • Format: Mixed media product | 1704 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 226mm x 56mm | 2,064g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0672330563
  • ISBN 13: 9780672330568
  • Sales rank: 185,138

Product description

This is the industry's most comprehensive and useful guide to SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. It presents start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server's core database server and management capabilities, plus complete introductions to Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services, application development, and much more. Four expert SQL Server administrators, developers, and consultants have packed this book with real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples drawn from their own extensive experience creating and managing complex database solutions. Writing for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, they focus on the product's most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. For example, you'll find invaluable information on administering SQL Server more efficiently, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, and tuning performance. The accompanying CD-ROM contains an extraordinary library of practical tools and information including sample databases and all code examples. Whether you're responsible for SQL Server 2008 analysis, design, implementation, support, administration, or troubleshooting, no other book offers you this much value. * Understand the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 environment, R2's newest features, and each edition's capabilities * Manage SQL Server 2008 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell * Efficiently manage security, users, backup/restore, replication, Database Mail, and database objects-from tables and indexes to stored procedures and triggers * Increase availability with clustering, database mirroring, and other features * Use new Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server throughout the organization * Use SQL Server Profiler to capture queries and identify bottlenecks * Improve performance by optimizing queries, design more effective databases, and manage workloads with the new Resource Governor * Develop applications using SQL Server 2008's enhancements to T-SQL and SQLCLR, .N ET integration, LINQ to SQL, XML, and XQuery * Make the most of Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services-especially Microsoft's new R2 reporting improvements * Improve data security using Column-level and Transparent Data Encryption CD-ROM includes: *15 additional chapters * Code samples, scripts, and databases utilized within the book * Free version of SQL Shot (performance & tuning software)

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Author information

Ray Rankins (Saratoga Springs, NY), owns and leads Gotham Consulting Services, and has worked with Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server for 20+ years. Paul Bertucci founded Database Architechs, a database consultancy based in the U.S. and Paris, France. He has 26+ years' experience in database design, architecture, replication, tuning, integration, high availability, and related areas. Chris Gallelli (Albany, NY), president of CGAL Consulting Services, specializes in database administration, tuning, and programming. Alex T. Silverstein (Saratoga Springs, NY) is managing principal and chief architect of the Unified Digital Group, LLC, a developer of custom SQL Server and Microsoft .NET solutions.

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Thoroughly updated to reflect Microsoft SQL Server 2008's newest features and best practices, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Unleashed is the latest edition of the most comprehensive, best-selling independent reference to Microsoft SQL Server. This book presents comprehensive, real-world guidance for professionals who work with SQL Server, from DBAs to developers, consultants to users. The Authors present detailed, realistic coverage of all aspects of SQL Server, including Installation and upgrades; Management and administration; Data protection and security, including new Transparent Data Encryption and advanced auditing; Creating and managing tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions; Performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization, including new Performance System Analysis tools; Transactions, transaction management, and distributed transactions; High availability, clustering, and replication; The newest versions of SQL Server Management Studio and other tools and utilities; and Improvements to reporting, including visualization and improved Microsoft Office integration. Comprehensive, independent, and practical coverage for everyone who works with SQL Server 2008: DBAs, developers, architects, users, consultants, and more Covers all of SQL Server 2008's most important improvements, in areas ranging from analysis to security to performance Designed to help experienced professionals build on their current knowledge as they move to SQL Server 2008

Table of contents

Part I: Welcome to Microsoft SQL Server 1 SQL Server 2008 Overview 2 What's New in SQL Server 2008 3 Examples of SQL Server Implementations Part II: SQL Server Tools and Utilities 4 SQL Server Management Studio 5 SQL Server Command-Line Utilities 6 SQL Server Profiler Part III: SQL Server Administration 7 SQL Server System and Database Administration 8 Installing SQL Server 2008 9 Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 10 Client Installation and Configuration 11 Security and User Administration 12 Data Security 13 Security and Compliance 14 Database Backup and Restore 15 Database Mail 16 SQL Server Scheduling and Notification 17 Automating SQL Server Tasks using PowerShell 18 SQL Server High Availability 19 Replication 20 Database Mirroring 21 SQL Server Clustering Part IV: Database Administration 22 Creating and Managing Databases 23 Creating and Managing Tables 24 Creating and Managing Indexes 25 Implementing Data Integrity 26 Creating and Managing Views in SQL Server 27 Creating and Managing Stored Procedures 28 Creating and Managing User-Defined Functions 29 Creating and Managing Triggers 30 Transaction Management and the Transaction Log 31 Database Snapshots 32 Database Maintenance Part V: SQL Server Performance and Optimization 33 Data Structures,Indexes and Performance 34 Understanding Query Optimization 35 Query Analysis 36 Locking and Performance 37 Database Design and Performance 38 Monitoring SQL Server Performance 39 A Performance and Tuning Methodology 40 What's New for Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008 41 Creating .Net CLR Objects in SQL Server 2008 42 Using XML in SQL Server 2008 Part VII: SQL Server Business Intelligence Features 43 SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services 44 SQL Server Integration Services 45 SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Part VIII: Bonus Chapters on the CD 46 Managing Linked and Remote Servers 47 Configuring, Tuning, and Optimizing SQL Server Options 48 Administering Very Large SQL Server Databases 49 SQL Server Disaster Recovery Planning 50 Transact-SQL Programming Guidelines, Tips, and Tricks 51 SQL Server and the .NET Framework 52 SQL Server Web Services 53 SQL Server Service Broker 54 SQL Server Full-Text Search