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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Paperback – April 7, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0735665156 ISBN-10: 073566515X Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Introducing
  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (April 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073566515X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735665156
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ross Mistry is a best-selling author, community champion and seasoned architect. He has a tremendous amount of experience designing and deploying technology solutions for internet startups and Fortune 100 organizations located in the Silicon Valley. He is known in the world-wide community for his expertise in SQL Server, Windows, Exchange, Virtualization and Private Cloud. Ross frequently speaks at technology conferences around the world and has published many books, whitepapers, and magazine articles. His recent books include; Introducing SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed, and SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration. Ross is currently a Principal Enterprise Architect with Microsoft working out of the Microsoft Technology Center in Silicon Valley.

Stacia Misner is the founder of Data Inspirations (www.datainspirations.com), which delivers global business intelligence (BI) consulting and education services. As a consultant, educator, mentor, and author specializing in business intelligence and performance management solutions that use Microsoft technologies, she has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and has focused exclusively on Microsoft BI technologies since 2000. She is the author of multiple books related to Microsoft SQL Server®, and most recently coauthored "Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2" and "Building Integrated Business Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010." Stacia is also a Microsoft Certified IT Professional-BI and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist-BI. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband, Gerry, where you can contact her via e-mail at smisner@datainspirations.com.


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Great introduction to the new features in SQL Server 2012.
ForNow
For those reasons it's simply OK; I don't think thin introductory books can be measured by "I loved it" ratings.
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I would recommend it to anyone that is trying to learn the basics.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dan McKinnon VINE VOICE on June 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a nice overview talking about the basics of SQL Server 2012 from the DBA side of things and services like Reporting Services and the like. It's a short book that is aimed at DBA or people looking to learn the nuances of the new version. This is NOT an overview of programming for SQL Server 2012 so make sure the right audience is picking this book up.

**** RECOMMENDED
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Arcane Code on April 12, 2012
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This is an excellent tome for all the new goodies included in Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

SQL Server 2012 included many new features, all of which are covered in this book. Data Quality Services (DQS), Column Store Indexes, the new tabular SSAS model, and semantic search, to name just a few.

In addition the enhancements are also covered, such as to the engine and security. But it also hits on other areas, such as MDS (Master Data Services), SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) and SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services).

Best of all, it's a good read. Not the boring drudgery you find in many computer books, the writing is lively and personal.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Just Me on April 25, 2013
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As another reviewer mentioned, this book is really just an overview of the [new] features of Sql Server 2012. It is not necessarily bad, but more of an overview and/or sales pitch. If you are interested, you can get the electronic version of this book for free though - and that price is hard to beat.

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By DJM on June 27, 2014
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This book was required for an intro to database management class. It's a great book for someone with a lot of experience in SQL Server 2008 who wants to transition over to 2012. However, for someone without database experience, this is not the book for you.
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By KOBAM on June 18, 2014
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This book as does a good job of covering the material in a logical and understandable fashion. I recommend it to beginners and moderate level database designers who work in its subject environment.
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I wanted to understand what is SQL server is about since learning Excel the spreadsheet, and moving onto Access the small database. Now SQL Server is the bigger data twice as much power as normal access does. This good book has made it as a reference for me in my quest to hold larger amount of data at the same time teach me the things that makes the server works.
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By No Name on May 2, 2014
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If you're relatively new to SQL and are trying to learn on your own, this is a great place to begin.
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By eric on April 29, 2014
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It is very useful book. I learnd a lot of knowledge from this book. It is very nice. I love it.
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