From the Back Cover
—Kalen Delaney, SQL Server MVP
Get ready for SQL Server 2008
Whether you're a database developer, DBA, or BI Developer, SQL Server 2008 promises to change the way you deliver enterprise data solutions. Open this detailed, experience-based guide for clear explanations of the concepts balanced with real-world examples and best practices gleaned from years of field and consulting experience. SQL Server is an immense product — this book is your guide to the strategies and details that matter most.
Master the data architecture concepts that drive database technologies
Write elegant set-based queries that respond well to a comprehensive indexing strategy
Code an efficient and robust data abstraction layer with stored procedures
Learn the best way to connect to SQL Server with ADO or Microsoft Access
Use PowerShell and Policy-based Management to better administer your servers
Use Analysis Services, MDX, and Excel to analyze data trends
Optimize performance with data compression, resource governor, and partitioning
Companion Web Site
Please visit www.sqlserverbible.com to download all the sample databases and code, watch screencasts that walk through key features, sign up for the SQL Server Bible eNewsletter, find additional SQL Server utilities and samples, and find out about the authors' seminars and speaking schedules.
- Manage enterprise data servers with ease
- Develop scalable and flexible databases
- Analyze data with SQL Server's BI Suite
- The book you need to succeed!
About the Author
Author Mike White has written and contributed to a number of guidebooks for Wilderness Press, including Top Trails Lake Tahoe, Top Trails Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Backpacking California, Sierra South, Sierra North, and Backpacking Nevada.
Over 60 SQL Server MVPs contributed to this book, which was assembled and edited by Kalen Delaney and SQL Server legends Louis Davidson (Database Design and Architecture), Greg Low (Business Intelligence.), Brad McGhee (Performance Tuning and Optimization), Paul Nielson (Database Development), and Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp (Database Administration.)