From the Back Cover
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBA Survival Guide is organized into several parts that comprise the various jobs and tasks the DBA performs. Each chapter is presented with the goal of providing knowledge and "know-how" to Database Administrators of a SQL Server database. The chapters also offer real-world insight and experience by passing on tips, tricks, and suggestions based on what the authors have learned the hard way. The book also takes time to provide checklists and examples for various SQL Server DBA tasks. The book also provides insight into the tasks that make-up a DBA's job including discussions of topics such as the creation of naming standards and conventions which are essential for efficient administration.
About the Author
Mark Spenik is the vice president of Enterprise Technologies at Venturi Technology Partners located in Richmond, VA. Mark, a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA., entered the computer industry in 1985. He has designed and coded large-scale applications and has consulted with numerous firms in application development, implementation, and migration. He has a broad programming background, including assembly language, C, C++, HTML, Active Server Pages, and Visual Basic. Mark is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and charter member, and is frequently invited to speak at various developer conferences and seminars. Mark has also coauthored or contributed to several books on Microsoft SQL Server or Visual Basic. Mark can be reached via the Internet firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orryn Sledge is a Practice Director with FullTilt in Pittsburgh, PA. He specializes in managing and developing large-scale eBusiness solutions. His background includes SQL Server, Microsoft's .NET platform, Plumtree, Oracle, and other popular eBusiness products. He has been actively involved with SQL Server consulting since 1992 and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). Orryn is also a frequent speaker at various Microsoft conferences and presentations. He can be reached at email@example.com.