Thoroughly updated to reflect Microsoft SQL Server 2008's newest features and best practices,Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Unleashedis the latest edition of the most comprehensive, best-selling independent reference to Microsoft SQL Server. This book presents comprehensive, real-world guidance for professionals who work with SQL Server, from DBAs to developers, consultants to users. The Authors present detailed, realistic coverage of all aspects of SQL Server, including Installation and upgrades; Management and administration; Data protection and security, including new Transparent Data Encryption and advanced auditing; Creating and managing tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions; Performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization, including new Performance System Analysis tools; Transactions, transaction management, and distributed transactions; High availability, clustering, and replication; The newest versions of SQL Server Management Studio and other tools and utilities; and Improvements to reporting, including visualization and improved Microsoft Office integration.
I highly recommend this book for DBA's, developers, and architects.
This book does a good job of providing in depth coverage of the features of the newest version of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2.
I'm finding the book well organized, indexed and cross-referenced -- and again, full of great, clear examples.
As usual, a quality book on the subject of MS SQL Servers by Sams. I would not be very happy to have to deal with this complex topic without it.Published 2 months ago by RED
Call me old-fashioned, but when I pay for a book, and the table-of-contents shows there are 56 chapters, I get mad when the book only contains 41 chapters. That's bs!! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marcelino Lemus
This book covers all subjects and is great for reference when you need. It was well worth it just for the upgrade chapters. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Josh Obudzinski
Perfect book for those that have a SQL background, but need a good overview and reference book for SQL 2008 and R2. Read morePublished 13 months ago by K Wallace
Provides comple coverage of the entire family of roducr for SQL Server 2008 R2. The coverage combines beginner thru advanced information in a way that all readers can benefit.Published 16 months ago by John A. Higginbotham
This book is great. Covers all you need to know in SQL 8 and SQL management studio. Would definitely recommendPublished 17 months ago by Seth M Runyan
I would not recommend the purchase of this book. It arrived damaged, I really needed it so I kind of had to keep it. In the future I will explore other purchase options. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael Emery
I write database applications in a team, but administrative tasks of SQL server - even in development evnironment - are unavoidable. I use this book as a reference on my desk. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Waldemar Nowak
Great book, just be aware of the fact that there are many chapters on the enclosed CD that are not in the book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by E. Kilgore