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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33056-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33056-8
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-9653-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-9653-0

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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Table of Contents

Part I: Welcome to Microsoft SQL Server                               

            1          SQL Server 2008 Overview    

            2          What's New in SQL Server 2008        

            3          Examples of SQL Server Implementations        

Part II: SQL Server Tools and Utilities             

            4          SQL Server Management Studio

            5          SQL Server Command-Line Utilities    

            6          SQL Server Profiler     

Part III: SQL Server Administration     

            7          SQL Server System and Database Administration        

            8          Installing SQL Server 2008      

            9          Upgrading to SQL Server 2008           

            10        Client Installation and Configuration

            11        Security and User Administration

            12        Data Security

            13        Security and Compliance

            14        Database Backup and Restore 

            15        Database Mail 

            16        SQL Server Scheduling and Notification          

            17        Automating SQL Server Tasks using PowerShell          

            18        SQL Server High Availability   

            19        Replication      

            20        Database Mirroring      

            21        SQL Server Clustering                         

Part IV: Database Administration                                 

            22        Creating and Managing Databases                   

            23        Creating and Managing Tables                         

            24        Creating and Managing Indexes           

            25        Implementing Data Integrity      

            26        Creating and Managing Views in SQL Server   

            27        Creating and Managing Stored Procedures       

            28        Creating and Managing User-Defined Functions           

            29        Creating and Managing Triggers

            30        Transaction Management and the Transaction Log        

            31        Database Snapshots    

            32        Database Maintenance 

Part V: SQL Server Performance and Optimization                              

            33        Data Structures,Indexes and Performance        

            34        Understanding Query Optimization       

            35        Query Analysis

            36        Locking and Performance        

            37        Database Design and Performance       

            38        Monitoring SQL Server Performance   

            39        A Performance and Tuning Methodology         

            40        What's New for Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008    

            41        Creating .Net CLR Objects in SQL Server 2008         

            42        Using XML in SQL Server 2008         

Part VII: SQL Server Business Intelligence Features                             

            43        SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services    

            44        SQL Server Integration Services          

            45        SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services  

Part VIII: Bonus Chapters on the CD                           

            46        Managing Linked and Remote Servers 

            47        Configuring, Tuning, and Optimizing SQL Server Options         

            48        Administering Very Large SQL Server Databases        

            49        SQL Server Disaster Recovery Planning          

            50        Transact-SQL Programming Guidelines, Tips, and Tricks         

            51        SQL Server and the .NET Framework

            52        SQL Server Web Services      

            53        SQL Server Service Broker                 

            54        SQL Server Full-Text Search  

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