Microsoft SQL Server 2012 a Beginners Guide

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 a Beginners Guide


By (author) Dusan Petkovic

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  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 832 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 231mm x 43mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 23 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071761608
  • ISBN 13: 9780071761604
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 342,456

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Essential Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Skills Made Easy Get up and running on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in no time with help from this thoroughly revised, practical resource. Filled with real-world examples and hands-on exercises, Microsoft SQL Server 2012: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition starts by explaining fundamental relational database system concepts. Then, you'll learn how to write Transact-SQL statements, execute simple and complex database queries, handle system administration and security, and use the powerful analysis, business intelligence, and reporting tools. XML, spatial data, and full-text search are also covered in this step-by-step tutorial. Install, configure, and customize SQL Server 2012 Create and modify database objects with Transact SQL statements Write stored procedures and user-defined functions Handle backup and recovery Automate administrative tasks Tune your database system for optimal performance, availability, and reliability Implement security measures using authentication, encryption, and authorization Work with SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and other business intelligence tools Store, display, and query XML documents Manage spatial data Query documents using MS Full-Text Search (FTS)

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Author information

Dusan Petkovic is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Polytechnic in Rosenheim, Germany. He is the bestselling author of four editions of SQL Server: A Beginner's Guide and has authored numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine and technical papers for Embarcadero.

Table of contents

Part I: Basic Concepts and Installation Chapter 1. Relational Database Systems: An Introduction Chapter 2. Planning the Installation and Installing SQL Server Chapter 3. SQL Server Management Studio Part II: Transact-SQL Language Chapter 4. SQL Components Chapter 5. Data Definition Language Chapter 6. Queries Chapter 7. Modification of a Table's Contents Chapter 8. Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions Chapter 9. System Catalog Chapter 10. Indices Chapter 11. Views Chapter 12. Security System of the Database Engine Chapter 13. Concurrency Control Chapter 14. Triggers Part III: SQL Server: System Administration Chapter 15. System Environment of the Database Engine Chapter 16. Backup, Recovery, and System Availability Chapter 17. Automating System Administration Tasks Chapter 18. Data Replication Chapter 19. Query Optimizer Chapter 20. Performance Tuning Part IV: SQL Server and Business Intelligence Chapter 21. Business Intelligence: An Introduction Chapter 22. SQL Server Analysis Services Chapter 23. Business Intelligence and Transact-SQL Chapter 24. SQL Server Reporting Services Chapter 25. Optimizing Techniques for Relational Online Analytical Processing Part V: Beyond Relational Data Chapter 26. SQL Server and XML Chapter 27. Spatial Data Chapter 28. SQL Server Full-Text Search Index