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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible Paperback – August 28, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1118106877 ISBN-10: 1118106873 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1416 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118106873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106877
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Something for you on every page

If you're a database administrator or developer, this book is your complete, one-stop resource for SQL Server 2012. The authors provide in-depth coverage of core techniques, best practices, and smart workarounds, as well as plenty of examples and sample code. They also fully cover such new features as AlwwaysOn connectivity, new indexes, Power View, Master Data Services, Data Quality Services, PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012, and more.

  • Thoroughly explore all new features in SQL Server 2012
  • Understand advanced T-SQL data types and querying techniques
  • Ensure high availability for mission-critical applications
  • Start using SQL Azure for cloud computing
  • Master new security and compliance settings
  • Leverage your data with tools for BI, data warehousing, and Enterprise Information Management solutions
  • Get up to speed on the latest enhancements to the BI toolset

About the Author

Adam Jorgensen is the President of Pragmatic Works Consulting, a Director for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), a SQL Server MVP, and a well-known speaker, author, and executive mentor. His focus is on helping companies realize their full potential using their data in ways they have not previously imagined. Adam is very involved in the community, delivering more than 75 community sessions per year. Based in Jacksonville, FL, Adam has written and contributed to five previous books on SQL Server, analytics, and SharePoint. Coauthors Jorge Segarra, Patrick LeBlanc, Jose Chinchilla, and Aaron Nelson are well-known experts on SQL Server and Business Intelligence.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jaewoo Kim VINE VOICE on December 31, 2012
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This is a good book if you are new to MS SQL. There is much to learn here.

If you are already intimately familiar with previous versions of MS SQL (2005-2008), then the value of this book will be limited.

There simply isn't enough advanced information. But there is plenty of beginner to intermediate knowledge that would be very helpful, which I think is the target audience of this book.

Pros:
1)Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of MS SQL 2012 (much of the knowledge is also applicable to SQL 2005 and 2008).
2)Well written and good explanations. I particularly like the sample code in the text.

Cons:
1)There is a lot of breadth but not a ton of depth. Many topics are covered only superficially.
2)Not enough information on how MS SQL 2012 is different from MS SQL 2008.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeremiah on February 16, 2014
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I found this book to be very thorough with all of it's examples and explanations. I did not however, like the fact that there were some proofing mistakes, e.g. misspelled words or even wrong diagrams (even though the provided diagram showed the same thing, but was not related to the exact example provided in the text). The proofing errors bothered me quite a bit since have a degree in English.

If you can get past a few errors, this book will be highly valuable for you if you are looking at a job that relies heavily on SQL (query performance tuning, custom reporting, T-SQL, etc).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Johnson on January 5, 2014
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The SQL Server 2012 Bible is a very good book, and it goes far beyond any documentation or examples that Microsoft provides for its own product. The book covers nearly every topic at some level, but that is sort of my one complaint with the book -- it never goes very deep with any topics. You'll find one or two examples for each of the concepts it covers, but that is about it -- it doesn't discuss, for example, the meaning of every parameter of a built-in stored procedure call. Or the possible meaning of every option of every T-SQL command. For that we're still stuck to searching online and crossing our fingers that we'll find something.

I know that is partly the nature of the book, because it does try to cover everything, but if someone is looking for in-depth examples on specific topics, perhaps a more specialized book is a better choice.

But for anyone looking for a general purpose reference for SQL Server, this is excellent, and should be the first SQL Server book you purchase.
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I have written many reviews on the books of the series "Bible" and once again I must to emphasize the high quality of these books, in "physical" terms (quality of paper and binding, layout, font and images usage etc.) and from the point of view of content.
In this case, the book focuses on Microsoft SQL Server 2012, a professional-level and distributed DBMS with various types of licenses. The SQL Server 2012 Express edition is even distributed free of charge, with the only limit of 10 GB per database, to allow its use for limited applications (study, personal productivity, small business realities, and so on).
The book is structured very well: start with the basics, then move on to programming with T-SQL and stored procedures, then it provides the necessary informations for its use in a company, including its Business Intelligence Platform.
In the part relating to the design of the database, there is an explanation of 'theory of databases' (keys, relationships, normal forms), absolutely essential for anyone who has not practice with databases, but also for those who need only a simple memory "refreshing".
Finally, if you go on the website (http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118106873.html ), you can find all the examples and code fragments TSQL.
In conclusion, a remarkable book and essential for anyone who wants to experiment with SQL Server 2012.
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By L. Smith on September 13, 2013
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contains a lot of very useful information. It has come up short in some areas (encryption) with supplying complete information and examples. Overall, it's ok/useful.
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