From the Back Cover
This book teaches both novice and experienced database administrators how to leverage all of the features of SQL Server to deliver solid, reliable performance. All features and techniques are illustrated with real-world examples and step-by-step instructions.
After a quick overview of SQL Server management tools and database components, you'll walk through system installation and configuration, configuring and managing network communications, and automating administration tasks. You'll gain insight into business continuity strategies, performance monitoring, and optimization. The authors also cover the complete suite of Business Intelligence tools, including SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Service Broker.
With this book, you'll develop the skills required to successfully administer a SQL Server 2008 database, regardless of your experience level.
What you will learn from this book
- How to install, maintain, and manage a SQL Server 2008 implementation, and automate administrative tasks
How to monitor performance using various tools and techniques
Strategies for optimizing your database
Ways to ensure high availability
How to begin using SQL Server as a BI platform
How to configure and use BI components, including SQL Server Reporting Services
How the Service Broker is used
Who this book is for
This book is for beginning to intermediate SQL Server database administrators who want to learn about managing a SQL Server environment.
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About the Author
Paul designed and maintains www.Scout-Master.com, a web-based service that enables Boy Scouts and their leaders to manage their own unit web sites, membership, and advancement records on-line using SQL Server and ASP.NET. Paul has been a contributing or lead author on "Professional SQL Server Reporting Services" (1st and 2nd editions), "Beginning Access 2002 VBA," "Professional SQL Server 2000 Data Warehousing with Analysis Services," and "Professional Access 2000 Programming" from WROX Press.
Dan Wood (Silverdale, WA) is the Operations Manager, Database Administrator, and SQL Server Trainer for Netdesk Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions in Seattle where he manages and develops database solutions as well as trains database professionals from organizations throughout the Northwest. He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1999 and currently holds his MCDBA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications.