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Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration (Expert's Voice in SQL Server) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1430224136 ISBN-10: 9781430224136 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Expert's Voice in SQL Server
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781430224136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430224136
  • ASIN: 1430224134
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rob Walters is a data platform technology specialist for Microsoft. His extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server began over 10 years ago when he worked as a consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services in Denver, Colorado. Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst, Walters returned to Microsoft�s headquarters and worked as a program manager in the SQL Server product unit. There, he owned various features within SQL Server including SQL Server Agent, various management features, and the security for the database engine. Walters has co-authored three patents for technologies used within SQL Server. 

Walters has also co-authored Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Microsoft Press, and Pro SQL Server 2005, Accelerated SQL Server 2008, and Beginning SQL Server 2008 Database Administration by Apress.  He holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and a master's degree in business administration from Seattle University. When not at work, he is very active in his community as an on-call firefighter.

Grant Fritchey works as a development database administrator for FM Global, an industry-leading engineering and insurance company. In his previous time as a�database administrator�and developer, he has worked at three failed dot-coms, a major consulting company, and a global bank. He has developed large-scale applications in languages such as VB, C#, and Java and has lived with SQL Server from the hoary days of 6.0, right through to 2008. His nickname at work is "The Scary DBA." He even has an official name plate, and he displays it proudly.

Grant volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS) and has written and published articles on various topics relating to SQL Server at Simple-Talk, SQL Server Central, SQL Server Performance, the PASS web site, SQL Standard, and the SQL Server Worldwide Users Group. He is the author of the book Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans. He is one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG).

Outside work, Grant kayaks, learns and teaches self-defense, brews his own beer, chops wood to heat his house, raises his kids, and helps lead a pack of Cub Scouts.



 

Carmen Taglienti is a SQL Server business intelligence architect for Microsoft in the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston. Prior to joining�Microsoft, he managed a business intelligence project for a Microsoft partner in which he built large scale data warehouse and analytic solutions using SQL Server. His academic background is in systems engineering and computer science. Over the course of his career, he has managed his own consulting business and worked as a 3D graphics programmer for a government contractor.

 

Carmen spends a lot of time working with customers creating SQL Server platform solutions. He has published papers on data warehousing, frequently speaks at conferences and teaches internal Microsoft courses on business intelligence and SQL Server. Outside of work, Carmen is a triathlete and enjoys coaching his son in the sport. He also loves to spend time with his wife, daughter and two dogs.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David Hayden on June 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
I own all kinds of SQL Server Developer books and have been developing web applications targeting SQL Server for years. What I didn't know a lot about is the proper way to install, administer, secure and maintain SQL Server and a current project has me doing a number of administrative duties on top of my typical developer duties.

This book really hit the sweet spot for me as it gave me a decent balance of concepts and recipes. It provides a good understanding of how to administer SQL Server and shows you solutions to common, day-to-day administration. First thing I wanted to do was achieve an automated, backup strategy for the various databases and was literally able to do this within a few hours using the samples in the book. I was also able to apply encryption and compression which was icing on the cake. I also added a couple of maintenance plans that kicked off nightly and weekly to target common issues that may affect performance. And then, of course, the coverage on how to add users and roles and lock down privileges was very useful to gain a better understanding of how to minimize security risks, etc.

If you are new to SQL Server 2008 administration, this is a really nice first book for someone who needs to learn the concepts quickly and apply those concepts right away. It walks you through numerous screenshots in SQL Server Management Studio and gives you useful recipes and solutions to solve common problems. The book gets you started on your journey and then as you want to learn more you can purchase advanced books as necessary.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By cowboy on August 7, 2011
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I have been a Database Programmer / Developer for a number of years. I needed to perform some Database Administration tasks at my current job, and this book was very handy explaining the basics step-by-step.
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