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Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-279901-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-279901-0

Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (SQL Server 2005 Public Beta Edition) will prepare database administrators for upcoming changes in SQL Server 2005. Obtain the skills necessary to run SQL Server 2005 from the experts at Microsoft Gold Partner. Get a head-start to understanding the new concepts and features of SQL Server 2005 from the database administrator's perspective, including:

  • SQL Server 2005 Architecture
  • Tool Sets
  • Scalability, Reliability and High Availability Chapter
  • Performance Tuning
  • Replication
  • .NET CLR Integration
  • DTS and Business Intelligence
Minimize the surprises in SQL Server 2005 with the help of Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (SQL Server 2005 Public Beta Edition).

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Table of Contents

1. Changes in the Database Paradigm: How SQL Server 2005 Redefines the Role of a DBA.

    SQL Server Philosophy

    Enterprise Suitability

    Developer Friendliness

    Cost of Ownership




    SQL Server 2005 and Database Administrators

    One Small Step for a DBA

    A Giant Leap for DBA-kind

    Where No One Has Gone Before

2. SQL Server 2005 Database Engine Architectural Changes.

    The SQL Server Operating System (SQLOS)

    User Mode Scheduler (UMS)

    Introducing SQLOS

    Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) Architecture Support

    Query Optimization and Execution

    Statistics Management in SQL Server 2005

    Statement-Level Recompilation

    Calculating Query Plan Cost

    Parallel Query Processing

    Row Versioning

    System Metadata Access and the Security Architecture

    The Resource Database

    Metadata Access and Visibility

    User-Schema Separation

    Storage Engine and I/O Changes

3. SQL Server 2005 Setup and Deployment.

    SQL Server 2005 Editions

    Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005

    SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition 32-Bit Requirements

    SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition 64-Bit Requirements

    SQL Server 2005 Setup Enhancements

    Upgrading to SQL Server 2005

    Deprecated and Discontinued Database Engine Functionality

    Breaking and Behavior Changes to the Database Engine

    SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor

4. A Tour of New Features in SQL Server 2005.

    Setup Enhancements

    Database Administration and Management

    Introducing SQL Server Management Studio

    SQL Server Configuration Manager

    SQLCMD and Dedicated Administrator Connection

    DDL Triggers and Event Notifications

    Database Mail

    Management APIs: SMO, RMO, AMO, and WMI

    Database Engine Enhancements

    The New xml Data Type

    Large Value Data Types

    .NET Framework Integration

    The New Catalog Views

    Scalability, Performance, and Reliability Enhancements

    XML Web Services Support

    SQL Server 2005 Express and Mobile Editions

    T-SQL Enhancements

    Recursive and Non-recursive Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

    Improved Error Handling

    Limiting a Result Set by Using TOP and TABLESAMPLE

    Ranking Functions


    SQL Server 2005 Security

    Password Policy Enforcement and Strengthening of SQL Authentication

    User-Schema Separation

    Encryption Support

    Module Execution Context and Impersonation

    Performance Monitoring and Tuning Enhancements

    Profiler Enhancements

    Database Engine Tuning Advisor

    Dynamic Management Objects

    The Blocked Process Threshold Setting

    High-Availability Features

    Failover Clustering Changes

    Database Mirroring and Snapshot

    Online Index Operations

    Instant File Initialization

    Online, Piecemeal, and Page Restore


    Business Intelligence Redefined

    Introducing Business Intelligence Development Studio

    Notification Services

    Full-Text Search Enhancements

    Documentation Improvements

5. SQL Server 2005 Tools and Utilities.

    Tools and Utilities Overview

    Management and Authoring

    SQL Server Management Studio

    Business Intelligence Development Studio

    Express Manager

    Performance Monitoring, Tuning, and Optimization Tools

    SQL Server 2005 Profiler

    New Performance Monitor Counters

    Database Engine Tuning Advisor

    Operations and Configuration

    SQL Server Configuration Manager

    The SQLCMD Utility

    Introducing Database Mail

    Management APIs

    SQL Server Management Objects (SMO)

    Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

6. Transact-SQL Enhancements.

    T-SQL Versus SQLCLR

    The TOP Operator

    The TABLESAMPLE Clause

    Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

    Large Object Data Type Enhancements

    T-SQL Error Handling

    DDL Triggers

    Event Notifications

    Snapshot Isolation

    Ranking Functions

    The ROW_NUMBER Ranking Function

    The RANK and DENSE_RANK Ranking Functions

    The NTILE Ranking Function

    New Relational Operators: PIVOT, UNPIVOT, and APPLY

    The OUTPUT Clause

    The BULK Rowset Provider

    New Declarative Referential Integrity Actions

    Metadata Views and Dynamic Management Views

    Miscellaneous T-SQL Enhancements

    The ALTER INDEX Statement

    Statement-Level Recompilation

    New Server Configuration Options


    The EXCEPT and INTERSECT Operators


7. SQL Server 2005 Security.

    An Introduction to Security in SQL Server 2005


    Endpoint-Based Authentication

    SQL Browser Service and the New Security Model

    Strengthening SQL Authentication


    SQL Server 2005 Security Terminology

    Granular Permissions Control

    Module Execution Context

    User-Schema Separation

    Secure Metadata

    Auditing Enhancements

    Cryptography Support

    Data Encryption

    Signed Modules

    Surface Area Configuration (SAC)

    SQL Server Agent Security Overview

    SQLCLR Security Overview

    Service Broker Security Overview

8. Reliability and High Availability in the Database Engine.

    Reliability Enhancements

    Mirrored Backup Media

    Backup and Restore Media Checks

    Checksum I/O Validation

    Online, Piecemeal, and Page Restorations

    The EMERGENCY Database State Option


    Availability Enhancements

    Database Mirroring

    Database Snapshots

    Failover Clustering Enhancements

    Replication Enhancements

    Online and Parallel Index Operations

    Enhanced Multi-instance Support

    Dedicated Administrator Connection

    Early Restore Access

    Instant File Initialization

9. Performance Analysis and Tuning.

    Physical Database Design, Analysis, and Tuning

    Creating Indexes with Included Columns

    Creating Indexes on Computed Columns

    Indexing XML Data

    Optimizing Physical Design Structures by Using Database Engine Tuning Advisor

    Troubleshooting Locking and Blocking

    Using the Blocked Process Threshold Option

    Row Versioning and Snapshot Isolation

    Analyzing Deadlocks by Using SQL Profiler

    Locking and Blocking Monitoring Tools

    Query Performance Tuning

    Plan Guides

    New Query Hints

    New Database Options

    Statement-Level Recompilation

    Designing Applications for Performance

    Service Broker and Asynchronous Messaging

    .NET Runtime Integration

    T-SQL Enhancements

    Multiple Active Result Sets

    Query Notifications

    HTTP SOAP Support

    Performance Monitoring and Tuning Tools

10. XML and Web Services Support in SQL Server 2005.

    XML Primer

    Well-Formed XML Document

    Valid XML Documents

    XML Namespaces

    Navigating XML by Using Xpath

    The xml Data Type

    Validating XML Data by Using Typed XML

    Bulk Loading XML Data

    Introduction to XQuery

    XML Type Methods

    Indexes on XML Type Columns

    Modifying XML Data

    FOR XML Enhancements

    Native XML Web Services Support

    Introduction to SOAP, Web Services, and WSDL

    Creating HTTP Endpoints

    Administering HTTP SOAP Endpoints

11. SQL Server 2005 and .NET Integration.

    What Is the .NET Framework?

    What Is the CLR?

    .NET Framework Integration

    Extending the T-SQL Language

    SQLCLR Design Goals

    SQLCLR Integration Benefits

    SQLCLR Integration Challenges

    SQLCLR Integration Examples

    Saving XML Data to a File

    Base-64 Encoding and Decoding

    SQLCLR Metadata

    Monitoring SQLCLR Activity

12. SQL Server Integration Services Overview.

    New SSIS Features

    The SSIS Architecture

    SSIS Clients

    SSIS Service

    The SSIS Runtime Engine

    The Data Flow Engine

    The SSIS Toolkit



    Business Intelligence Development Studio

    SQL Server Management Studio

    Command-Prompt Utilities

    Designing SSIS Packages

    The SSIS Object Model

    SSIS Expressions


    SSIS Package to Import Flat Files into Tables

    The World of Wizards

    The SSIS Import/Export Wizard

    The SSIS Configuration Wizard

    The SSIS Migration Wizard

    SSIS and Data Warehousing

    SSIS ETL Concepts

    Data Source Views

13. What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services 2005.

    OLAP, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining

    OLAP Terminology

    OLAP Storage Modes

    Analysis Services Fundamentals

    Data Explosion and Data Sparsity Handling

    Analysis Services 2005 Enhancements

    Integrated Tools and the Enhanced User Interface Experience

    Profiler Support

    Multiple Instance Support

    Failover Clustering Support

    Unified Dimension Model (UDM) and Proactive Caching

    Cube Enhancements

    Dimension Enhancements

    Data Mining Enhancements

    XMLA Support

    Analysis Management Objects (AMO)


    Performance Tuning for Analysis Services

    Usage-Based Optimization (UBO)

    Partitioning Enhancements

    The Optimize Schema Option

    Administering Analysis Services

    Implementing UBO

    Analysis Services Database Backup

    Cube and Mining Model Processing

    Analysis Services Security Overview

    Granular Permissions

    Dimension-Level Security

    Role-Based Security

    Migrating from SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services to SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

    Using the Migration Wizard

    Starting from Scratch

    SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS) Overview

    Reporting Services Components and Tools

    Reporting Services 2005 Enhancements

14. SQL Server Service Broker.

    An Introduction to Asynchronous Messaging

    Asynchronous Messaging in a Database

    Understanding Service Broker

    Service Broker Terminology

    Common Service Broker Tasks

    Service Broker Scenarios

    Service Broker and Other Messaging Technologies

    Service Broker Operations and Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Tips

    Service Broker Security Overview

15. SQL Sever 2005 Support for 64-Bit Processors.

    64-Bit Processor Usage Scenarios

    Improving Performance of Memory-Constrained Applications

    Server Consolidation

    High-Performance Data Warehousing Applications

    SQL Server 2005 (64-Bit) in Detail



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