Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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If you re in charge of database administration, developing database software, or looking for database solutions for your company,
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies can help you get a handle on this extremely popular relational database management system. Here you ll find what s new in the latest version; how to choose and install the right variation for your needs; how to monitor, maintain, and protect your data; and what it takes to keep your database healthy. You ll discover how to:
Build and maintain tablesDesign a database and communicate with itRetrieve, analyze, and report dataBuild solid, robust database applicationsUse the SQL Server Optimizer and Query DesignerNavigate SQL Server with Visual StudioDevelop useful reports with the Report Builder and Report DesignerCreate Business Intelligence solutions with Business Intelligence Development StudioConfigure your server and perform major administrative tasks
To help you quickly find what you need, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is divided into nine minibooks:
Essential ConceptsDesigning and Using DatabasesInteracting With Your DataDatabase ProgrammingReporting ServicesAnalysis ServicesPerformance Tips and TricksDatabase AdministrationAppendixes
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies gets you started, helps you solve problems, and will even answer your questions down the road!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 45.72mm | 1,088.62g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470179546
  • 9780470179543
  • 298,375

About Robert D. Schneider

Robert D. Schneider is a database optimization consultant who has been delivering software solutions for 15 years. Darril Gibson is a professional trainer specializing in certification and Microsoft technologies.
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9 books in 1 -- your key to SQL Server 2008 success!

Your one-stop guide to the SQL Server 2008 database management system

You already know that SQL Server 2008 is a blockbuster relational database management system. And because you want to get rolling with it right away, this book is the place to come. Here you find what's new in this version and how to build and maintain tables; retrieve, analyze, and report data; and keep your database healthy.

Discover how to:

Choose the right version of SQL Server

Install SQL Server quickly

Design a database and communicate with it

Monitor, maintain, and protect your data

Build solid, robust database applications
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Table of contents

Introduction 1
Book I: Essential Concepts 7
Chapter 1: Introducing SQL Server 2008 9
Chapter 2: SQL Server Architecture and Key Concepts 15
Chapter 3: Getting Started, Getting Around 23
Chapter 4: Setting Up SQL Server 2008 35
Chapter 5: Using SQL Server Management Studio 59
Book II: Designing and Using Databases 73
Chapter 1: Setting Up a Database 75
Chapter 2: Care and Feeding of Your Database 89
Chapter 3: Data Types and How to Use Them 99
Chapter 4: Constructing New Tables 121
Chapter 5: Looking After Your Tables 141
Chapter 6: Understanding Relationships 155
Book III: Interacting with Your Data 175
Chapter 1: Using Proper Normalization Techniques 177
Chapter 2: The SQL Server Optimizer 187
Chapter 3: Using the Query Designer 201
Chapter 4: Setting Query Options 213
Chapter 5: Searching for Information 231
Chapter 6: Organizing Query Results 257
Chapter 7: Modifying Your Data 265
Chapter 8: Taking Advantage of Views 273
Chapter 9: Advanced Query Topics 291
Book IV: Database Programming 313
Chapter 1: Understanding Transact-SQL 315
Chapter 2: Stored Procedures and Functions 331
Chapter 3: Triggers 349
Chapter 4: Working with Visual Studio 361
Chapter 5: Web Services 375
Chapter 6: Developing Remote Applications 385
Chapter 7: Advanced Development Topics 401
Book V: Reporting Services 419
Chapter 1: Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services 421
Chapter 2: Creating Reports with Report Builder 435
Chapter 3: Creating Reports with Report Designer 449
Chapter 4: Integrating Reports 469
Book VI: Analysis Services 477
Chapter 1: Introduction to SQL Server Analysis Services 479
Chapter 2: Creating Business Intelligence Solutions with BIDS 493
Chapter 3: Data Mining and Maintaining Analysis Services Objects 517
Book VII: Performance Tips and Tricks 529
Chapter 1: Working with the SQL Server Optimizer 531
Chapter 2: Using Performance Monitoring Tools 541
Chapter 3: Data Access Strategies 569
Chapter 4: Tuning SQL Server 587
Book VIII: Database Administration 601
Chapter 1: Configuring SQL Server 603
Chapter 2: Performing Major Administrative Tasks 619
Chapter 3: Security: Keeping SQL Server Safe 647
Chapter 4: Integration and Your Database 661
Chapter 5: Replication 677
Chapter 6: Spreading the Load with Partitioning 693
Book IX: Appendixes 701
Appendix A: Ten Sources of Information on SQL Server 2008 703
Appendix B: Troubleshooting SQL Server 2008 707
Appendix C: Glossary 715
Index 725
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