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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management and Administration (2nd Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Ross Mistry , Shirmattie Seenarine

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Book Description

If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2012, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you’ve been searching for. Authored by a worldclass expert on running SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the basics, taking on the complex tasks that DBAs need to make the most of Microsoft’s first cloud-enabled database platform. Designed for maximum practical usability, it’s packed with expert tips and up-to-date real-world configuration guidance you simply won’t find anywhere else.

As someone who helped influence the design of SQL Server 2012 and drawing on many months of beta testing, Ross Mistry provides immediately usable solutions for installation and upgrades, management and monitoring, performance and availability, security, consolidation, virtualization, troubleshooting, and more. Mistry identifies new features and corresponding best practices in every chapter, helping you take full advantage of new SQL Server innovations ranging from private cloud support to AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Understand how to:
  • Efficiently install or upgrade the SQL Server 2012 database engine
  • Administer and configure database engine settings, storage, I/O, and partitioning
  • Transfer data on-premise or to the cloud
  • Manage and optimize indexes
  • Learn how to consolidate, virtualize and optimize SQL Server for Private Clouds
  • Harden and audit SQL Server 2012 environments
  • Administer security and authorization, including new Contained Databases
  • Encrypt data and communications
  • Design and deploy new AlwaysOn high-availability and disaster recovery features
  • Implement maintenance best practices, including Policy-Based Management

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About the Author

Ross Mistry is an author, public speaker, principal enterprise architect, and veteran in the Silicon Valley. He has published numerous books and articles and frequently speaks at conferences worldwide.

With more than 15 years of experience, Ross has been a trusted advisor providing strategic guidance for many C-level executives and has been responsible for planning and implementing technology solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. He has taken on the lead architect role for many Silicon Valley internet startups and Fortune 100 organizations, including Network Appliance, McAfee, The Sharper Image, Visa, CIBC, Levi’s, Wells Fargo, and Intel. He specializes in data platform, business productivity, unified communications, core infrastructure, and private cloud.

At Microsoft, Ross is a director and principal enterprise architect at the Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs). The MTCs are collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise, giving organizations the ability to envision, design, and deploy solutions to meet their exact needs. He is currently in the process of launching and leading the first MTC in Canada.

Ross is an active participant in the SQL Server community. He comanaged the main Microsoft SQL Server Twitter account @SQLServer and frequently speaks at technology conferences around the world. He has recently spoken at TechEd, PASS Summit, SQL Connections, and SQL BITS. He is a series author and has formulated many best practices and written many whitepapers and articles for Microsoft, SQL Server Magazine, and

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 59931 KB
  • Print Length: 912 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing; 2 edition (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096C9EJ6
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great section on AlwaysOn 4 Oct. 2012
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Unlike most books out there that only have a few pages covering AlwaysOn (most of which is diagrams), this book has a large section with lots of details on how to configure and maintain AlwaysOn Availability Groups. I haven't had it long enough to know how well it covers other topics, but this alone was worth the purchase price. I'm only giving it 4 out of 5 because it is a bit small in size. Think "Pocket Guide" but it's too thick to fit in any pocket so why not make it a full size book so it is thinner and/or has larger font?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Started and satisfied so far. 2 Feb. 2013
By Brian P. O'neill - Published on
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An IT pro but not a SQL Server an admin that supports SQL Server 2005/2008 enterprise environments; I am very intersted in learning SQL 2012 and so far this book is not a gloss over and not a deep ocean of SQL internals. I recommend it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great SQL Administration Reference 10 Feb. 2014
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There are so many books out there dealing with SQL Server that it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. This book was designed for those of us who maintain and administer SQL Server 2012. It is not meant for those wanting to learn how to write SQL, how to interact with SQL Server, or any type of development work around SQL Server. It's a reference book squarely targeted towards those of us, like myself, who must maintain and keep SQL Server running on a day to day basis.

One of the strengths of this book is that it finally covers AlwaysOn in a fashion that you can understand! One of the most powerful features of SQL Server 2012 is AlwaysOn, yet it's one of the most poorly documented and confusing to understand concepts. The author does a fantastic job of walking you through what AlwaysOn is, and how to get it up and running. I used this book to get my first AlwaysOn Availability Group up and running in less than 3 hours.

Without a doubt, this will be my go-to reference guide for SQL 2012 administration. Couldn't ask for a better book on the subject.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get up to speed in a hurry. 5 May 2014
By Pleiades45 - Published on
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Its a good book to come up to speed quickly on SQL Server 2012. Its very helpful for DBA's that want to get the rundown on the lastest edition.
4.0 out of 5 stars nice and easy learning book 12 Mar. 2013
By eran turgeman - Published on
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nice and easy learning book of sql server 2012 Management and Administration (2nd Edition)

need alot of Patience :)...

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