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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft)) [Paperback]

Mike Hotek
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22 Nov 2008 0735626049 978-0735626041 1

Teach yourself SQL Server 2008—one step at a time. Get the practical guidance you need to build database solutions that solve real-world business problems. Learn to integrate SQL Server data in your applications, write queries, develop reports, and employ powerful business intelligence systems.

Discover how to:

  • Install and work with core components and tools
  • Create tables and index structures
  • Manipulate and retrieve data
  • Secure, manage, back up, and recover databases
  • Apply tuning plus optimization techniques to generate high-performing database applications
  • Optimize availability through clustering, database mirroring, and log shipping
  • Tap business intelligence tools—Reporting, Analysis, and Integration Services

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  • Practice exercises and code samples
  • Fully searchable eBook

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (22 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735626049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735626041
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mike Hotek is a SQL Server expert with three decades' experience as a consultant and solution developer. He has written several books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Step by Step.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great way to get into SQL 2008! 11 Feb 2009
By Steve99
I needed to get some pretty simple work done in SQL (at least I thought so) and having very little experience with SQL I was looking for a book that could go from nothing to where I needed to be.
Other books I had tried before this one either expected a level of knowledge I did not have or were not easy to navigate to just the portions I needed.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy to follow reference covering all aspects of SQL to some level and imagine even someone with experience of SQL could take something away from it.

The only thing preventing me giving this 5 stars is not having read (or found) and other comparable 'getting started' type books on SQL 2008.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SQL easy to learn 23 Jan 2011
This is a great book. It provides sufficient instructions to allow you to build SQL server applications. I had almost no knowledge of SQL before I started reading it. I have only read half way through and I can already create SQL queries I thought I'd never be able to understand.
The instructions are very easy to follow. My colleagues who are experienced SQL server professionals find this book very useful as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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Great book, and for its age still very informative, the disk is chock full of stuff aswell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 7 Nov 2011
By heaney
This is a excellent book. It starts with the basics and leads the reader into learning the more complex parts of SQL Server. I would definately recommend this book for beginner to intermediate SQL Server users.
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