SQL Server 2008 is how-to guide for experienced DBAs. Tutorial-based, this book will get you over the learning curve of how to configure and administer SQL Server 2008. Whether you're an administrator or developer using SQL Server, you can't avoid wearing a DBA hat at some point. The book is loaded with unique tips and workarounds for the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, including managing and monitoring SQL Server, automating administration, security, performance tuning, scaling and replications, clustering, and backup and recovery. A companion website is also available.
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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All your Windows Server 2008 R2 questions answered—on the spot! Get up to speed on the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 with this indispensableguide. Designed for busy IT professionals, it's the perfect go-to resource for quick answers and real-world solutions as you administer the new server OS. You'll find easy-to-read lists, quick-reference tables, helpful thumb tabs, and much more in a handy, compact format that puts the information you need at your fingertips. Topics include: Getting started and adding roles and functionality Automating tasks Managing users, groups, directories, and the centralized desktop Handling folder security, disk management, storage, backup, and recovery Monitoring and maintaining web servers Troubleshooting IP and managing remote access Doing performance tuning and maintaining virtual servers
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