An essential how-to guide for experienced DBAs on the most significant product release since 2005!
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will have major changes throughout the SQL Server and will impact how DBAs administer the database. With this book, a team of well-known SQL Server experts introduces the many new features of the most recent version of SQL Server and deciphers how these changes will affect the methods that administrators have been using for years. Loaded with unique tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, this how-to guide deciphers topics such as performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security.
- Serves as a must-have how-to guide on the new features of the 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server
- Walks you through ways to manage and monitor SQL Server and automate administration
- Guides you through SQL Azure for cloud computing, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements
- Addresses client-connectivity enhancements, new features that ensure high availability of mission-critical applications, and tighter integration with Excel and SharePoint for data analysis and reporting
- Highlights major changes to the suite of SQL Server BI tools, including integration, reporting, and analysis services
- Includes real-world case examples and best practices from Microsoft insiders
If you're a database administrator eager to get started with the newest version of SQL Server, then this book is essential reading.
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Tips, tricks, and workarounds for effectively administering SQL Server This comprehensive guide teaches you the skills needed to successfully administer SQL Server 2012. You′ll learn how to handle the most difficult admin issues including change management, security, performance tuning, monitoring, and backups. And you′ll also discover how to master the latest features of the 2012 release, including client connectivity enhancements, cloud computing, data replication, and business intelligence. This detailed instruction by leading experts will help you improve the efficiency, scalability, and performance of your SQL Server environment so you can do more in much less time. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration : Examines settings and configuration items that improve SQL Server performance Shows how to implement strategies for effective indexing for your database Takes you through the setup, configuration, and testing of a cluster Outlines the options in SQL Server for backups and recoveries, and provides recommendations to make the most of these features Covers what you need to know about how SharePoint® 2010 integrates with SQL Server Introduces SQL Server Azure and gets you up and running on this exciting new cloud platform Wrox Professional guides are written by working developers to address everyday needs. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job. Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you. wrox.com