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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed [Kindle Edition]

Ray Rankins , Paul Bertucci , Chris Gallelli , Alex T. Silverstein
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book 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, .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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From the Back Cover

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

About the Author

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.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 61668 KB
  • Print Length: 1704 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (16 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004519O2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #229,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars In a nutshell 11 Nov. 2010
Format:Paperback
Very good book , covers pretty much all 2008 and R2 features in a very readable way. Its a thick book and also contains extras on the included cd which the authers could not fit in. Some of the chapters are a bit thin and possibly dont go into sufficient detail but overall 8/10. I have many IT books but this one is a good read rather than the usual struggle !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bees knees 10 Feb. 2014
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Great book. Very comprehensive. I have this by my desk in work and dip in and out of it as needed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book 9 Mar. 2011
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A masterpiece for the person that usualy works as a DBA not at full time. Includes all the major mathers about SQL Server.
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I received this book together with a DVD in good condition. I have never had any SLQ server background experience before. I want to become a developer and this was the reason that I bought this book. Fortunately I am able to follow the instructions step by step easier, and, occasionally I found it hard to familiarise myself with new terminology. So far I have managed to create a database and am able to manage it. That's as far I got at the moment but I am enjoying teaching myself as I found it easy to use the guide in this book also with the help of the DVD. There are lots to learn and that's my challenge. I'm glad I came across this book. Highly recommendable to anyone who is keen to `dig-in'. A well detailed book! At the end of self-training I'll take an exam with Microsoft as I am training myself to become a developer.
Victoria Lisgarten
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 May 2013
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Very prompt delivery of this product. This product was exactly what it was stated to be. Excellent. I highly recommend the service provided.
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