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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118106881
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106884
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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"If you want a good, wide ranging, general SQL Server 2012 administration book, I can certainly recommend this book." (I Programmer, December 2013)

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Tips, tricks, and workarounds for effectively administering SQL Server

This comprehensive guide teaches you the skills needed to successfully administer SQL Server 2012. You'll learn how to handle the most difficult admin issues including change management, security, performance tuning, monitoring, and backups. And you'll also discover how to master the latest features of the 2012 release, including client connectivity enhancements, cloud computing, data replication, and business intelligence. This detailed instruction by leading experts will help you improve the efficiency, scalability, and performance of your SQL Server environment so you can do more in much less time.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration:

  • Examines settings and configuration items that improve SQL Server performance

  • Shows how to implement strategies for effective indexing for your database

  • Takes you through the setup, configuration, and testing of a cluster

  • Outlines the options in SQL Server for backups and recoveries, and provides recommendations to make the most of these features

  • Covers what you need to know about how SharePoint® 2010 integrates with SQL Server

  • Introduces SQL Server Azure and gets you up and running on this exciting new cloud platform

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I recommend this book to my fellow DBAs.
Neeraj Agrawal
There are some good lists that could be useful for future reference. . . . Conclusion This book has a very wide scope.
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This book had everything i needed to know about this subject.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dizzy Badger on September 2, 2012
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This book gives a great understanding of SQL Server core concepts and best practices. The most important tasks like installation and basic configuration are explained in great detail, and it is mostly clear and concise. Sadly though, it is riddled with typos and bears the markings of a book rushed by a deadline. Hopefully this will be fixed in later editions, for it is otherwise a great book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Neeraj Agrawal on September 10, 2012
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This book is definitely a must read. From anyone just starting with SQL Server or a seasoned database professional, this book has something for all.
The book starts with an overview of the new features in SQL Server 2012 and then talks about SQL installation/upgradation best practices. It then covers topics related to configuration, service broker, CLR integration, security & change management. These topics are so vast in themselves that one should not expect a very detailed coverage, although, the authors have made sure the reader gets enough knowledge to be able to go off their own. What I liked most about this book is its coverage of topics related to performance tuning & optimization. There are at least 3-4 chapters which are very detailed and informative. I'm sure beginner & intermediate DBAs will hugely benefit from this. The authors have also covered the regular topics related to replication, clustering, backup/restore, log shipping, database mirroring etc.
There is also a small chapter on SQL Azure administration & configuration. The much hyped SQL Server 2012 feature of AlwaysOn also gets its own chapter in the book too.
Finally, the book does not miss out on covering the reporting services, analysis service, integration services & sharepoint integration.
To summarize, I think the book does justice to its size(around 900 pages). It provides crisp and concise information related to basics & specialized topics. However, it does leave a lot to be explored by a DBA on his own. For a huge product like SQL Server, even several volumes might not be able to cover all.
I recommend this book to my fellow DBAs. Go for it.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carlos O. Cuevas P. on April 17, 2013
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This book has all the relevant information I needed, wanted and dreamed for. I'm not a (formal) DBA. I bought this book with the idea of learning how to setup high availability on my servers. It gave me not only how to setup my server and explain every scenario, but also tips to prepare my apps for the high availability, examples of how to prepare the jobs, and many more.

"All the scripts I tried worked!!!!". I used one chapters examples for setting up my servers, I just needed to change what I obviously had to change (paths, and stuff), and it worked seamless. (I have to say, I got the Kindle Edition). This is the first book I got without errors in its examples.

(Spanish speaker, sorry for the errors)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clay Blakely on December 16, 2012
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I bought this book to prepare for the 70-462 exam. This was to be the book to give me a strong base knowledge and I bought another one that was to be more exam centric. This book did exactly what I wanted and more. It should be on every DBAs shelf. I have read it once all the way through and would like to find time to take another pass sitting in front of a computer to test the examples to get the most out of it. I will definitely keep it as a reference.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 4, 2013
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Author has done a nice job describing topics. It is good beginner as well as intermediate book. There are a lot of scripts present in the book. Book does not assume any prior knowledge of the subject. For more advanced users: you can always pick up a trick or two. My feeling is that this book is geared to entry level people as well as early juniors. There are also some nice senior level examples. There is a lot of descriptive content like backup strategies and other topics. These descriptive parts are geared toward someone who never had any exposure to the subject. For me it was just a refresher reading. It was nice to work through scripts and see the logic behind them. Overall, this is good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Gockley on August 9, 2013
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This book provided a great overview of the features of SQL Server 2012 and goes into decent depth on how to administer a SQL Server 2012 product. No real complaints, a solid book and definitely recommend it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sudheer K. Maharana on December 11, 2012
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Just completed reading the book and it's huge. Authors have tried their best to fit most of the DBA practices in a single book. However, it is a very detailed book and can be considered as a condensed version of books online. It gives you a guideline on to focus on the most frequently used database administration functionalities starting from installation/upgrade, automation, troubleshooting, performance tuning, security, change management, monitoring etc. It has explanation on high end database features such as Replication and Clustering. Authors have touched upon some of the new features such as "Always On". I enjoyed reading the chapter "indexing your database".
I will refer this book to everyone and especially the new DBAs who want to know more about SQL Server 2012.
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By SAYED on July 7, 2014
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Very helpful book. It covers too many item with details.
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