From the Back Cover
<>Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed offers comprehensive coverage of SQL Server 2005 that goes beyond the basic syntax and information you'll find in the product manuals, providing in-depth information derived from the authors' real-world experience to help you build upon your working knowledge of the product and take your experience and knowledge to a higher level. This book focuses primarily on the information needed by system and database administrators, as well as for users with overlapping duties as both DBA and developer. Included is extensive coverage of the new features and upgraded tools and capabilities of SQL Server 2005, including .NET Framework integration, Integration Services, Service Broker, Database Mirroring and Snapshots, and Reporting Services.
Detailed information on…
- Installing, upgrading, and administering SQL Server 2005
- Database maintenance, backup, and recovery
- Creating and managing tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions
- Database and index design
- SQL Server query optimization, and performance monitoring and tuning
- Transactions, transaction management, and distributed transactions
- SQL Server Management Studio—NEW!
- SQL Server Notification Services; Integration Services—NEW!; Analysis Services; Reporting Services—NEW!; Web Services—NEW!
- SQL Server Service Broker—NEW!
- SQL Server and Microsoft .NET Framework integration, including CLR-based stored procedures, functions, and triggers—NEW!
- SQL Server high availability and SQL Server clustering and replication
- Database Mirroring—NEW!
- Database Snapshots—NEW!
- Using XML in SQL Server 2005
- SQL Server tools and utilities
- 8 bonus chapters covering topics such as Notification Services, Service Broker, and Full-Text Search
- Code samples, scripts, and sample databases
- A PDF version of the entire book
Part I Welcome to Microsoft SQL Server
1 SQL Server 2005 Overview
2 What's New in SQL Server 2005
Part II SQL Server Tools and Utilities
3 SQL Server Management Studio
4 SQL Server Command-Line Utilities
5 SQL Server Profiler
Part III SQL Server Administration
6 SQL Server System and Database Administration
7 Installing SQL Server 2005
8 Upgrading to SQL Server 2005
9 Client Installation and Configuration
10 Security and User Administration
11 Database Backup and Restore
12 Database Mail
13 SQL Server Scheduling and Notification
14 SQL Server High Availability.
16 Database Mirroring
17 SQL Server Clustering
Part IV Database Administration
18 Creating and Managing Databases
19 Creating and Managing Tables
20 Creating and Managing Indexes
21 Implementing Data Integrity
22 Creating and Managing Views in SQL Server
23 Creating and Managing Stored Procedures
24 Creating and Managing User-Defined Functions
25 Creating and Managing Triggers
26 Transaction Management and the Transaction Log
27 Database Snapshots
28 Database Maintenance
Part V SQL Server Performance and Optimization
29 Indexes and Performance
30 Understanding Query Optimization
31 Query Analysis
32 Locking and Performance
33 Database Design and Performance
34 Monitoring SQL Server Performance
Part VI SQL Server Application Development
35 What's New for Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2005
36 SQL Server and the .NET Framework
37 Using XML in SQL Server 2005
38 SQL Server Web Services
Part VII SQL Server Business Intelligence Features
39 SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
40 SQL Server Integration Services
41 SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
Bonus Chapters on the CD
42 Managing Linked and Remote Servers
43 Configuring, Tuning, and Optimizing SQL Server Options
44 Administering Very Large SQL Server Databases
45 SQL Server Disaster Recovery Planning
46 Transact-SQL Programming Guidelines, Tips, and Tricks
47 SQL Server Notification Services
48 SQL Server Service Broker
49 SQL Server Full-Text Search
About the Author
About the Lead Authors
Ray Rankins is owner and president of Gotham Consulting Services, Inc. (http://www.gothamconsulting.com), near Saratoga Springs, New York. Ray has been working with Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server for more than 20 years and has experience in database administration, database design, project management, application development, consulting, courseware development, and training. He has worked in a variety of industries, including financial, manufacturing, health care, retail, insurance, communications, public utilities, and state and federal government. His expertise is in database performance and tuning, query analysis, advanced SQL programming and stored procedure development, database design, data architecture, and database application design and development. Ray's presentations on these topics at user group conferences have been very well received. Ray is coauthor of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed (first and second editions), Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Unleashed (all editions), Sybase SQL Server 11 Unleashed, and Sybase SQL Server 11 DBA Survival Guide, second edition, all published by Sams Publishing. He has also authored a number of articles, white papers, and database-related courses. As an instructor, Ray regularly teaches classes on SQL, advanced SQL programming and optimization, database design, database administration, and database performance and tuning. Ray's ability to bring his real-world experience into the classroom consistently rates very high marks from students in his classes for both his instructional skills and courseware. Ray can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Bertucci is the founder of Database Architechs (http://www.dbarchitechs.com), a database consulting firm with offices in the United States and Paris, France. He has more than 26 years of experience with database design, data architecture, data replication, performance and tuning, distributed data systems, data integration, high-availability assessments, and systems integration for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Intel, 3COM, Coca- Cola, Apple, Toshiba, Lockheed, Wells Fargo, Safeway, Texaco, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Sybase, Symantec, Veritas, and Honda, to name a few. He has authored numerous articles, standards, and high-profile courses, such as Sybase's "Performance and Tuning" and "Physical Database Design" courses. Other Sams Publishing books that he has authored include the highly popular Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed, ADO.NET in 24 Hours, and Microsoft SQL Server High Availability. He has deployed numerous systems with Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, and Oracle database engines, and he has designed/architected several commercially available tools in the database, data modeling, performance and tuning, data integration, and multidimensional planning spaces. Paul's current working arrangement is as Symantec Corporations Chief Data Architect, and he also serves part time as chief technical advisor for a data integration server software company. Paul received his formal education in computer science and electrical engineering from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). He lives in the great Pacific northwest (Oregon) with his wife, Vilay, and five children, Donny, Juliana, Paul Jr., Marissa, and Nina. Paul can be reached at pbertucci@DBArchitechs.com or Bertucci@Alum.CalBerkeley.Org.
Chris Gallelli is president of CGAL Consulting Services, Inc. His company focuses on consulting services in the areas of database administration, database tuning, and database programming using Visual Basic .NET. Chris has more than 10 years of experience with SQL Server and more than 20 years in the field of Information Technology. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Union College. Chris was also one of the authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed published by Sams Publishing. Chris currently lives near Albany, New York, with his lovely wife, Laura, and two daughters, Rachael and Kayla. You can contact Chris at CGallelli@gmail.com.
Alex T. Silverstein is managing principal and chief architect of the Unified Digital Group, LLC, a consulting and custom software development firm headquartered near Saratoga Springs, New York. He specializes in designing SQL Server and Microsoft .NET-powered solutions using the principles of Agile development and the Rational Unified Process. Alex has more than a decade of experience providing application development, database administration, and training services worldwide to a variety of industries. He was also a contributing author for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed published by Sams Publishing. You can reach Alex anytimeat email@example.com. About the Contributing Authors
Tudor Trufinescu joined Microsoft in January 1999, and has since worked on a number of projects and technologies, including Microsoft Metadata services, HTTP-DAV, and SQL Server Reporting Services. He was one of the founding members of the SQL Server reporting services team. His team designed and built the server components of Reporting Services and the report controls included in Visual Studio 2005. Before joining Microsoft, Tudor helped build a number of software solutions, including a workflow and document management application and a real-time production monitoring system. Tudor received his degree in Electronic Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1992. Tudor and his family currently live in Redmond, Washington.
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