Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

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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, .NET 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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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1704 pages
  • 177.8 x 226.06 x 55.88mm | 2,063.83g
  • Sams Publishing
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0672330563
  • 9780672330568
  • 337,910

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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
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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
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About Paul Bertucci

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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