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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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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