Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies 1st Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0470179543
ISBN-10: 0470179546
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$15.24 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$30.32 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
40 New from $12.91 26 Used from $8.26
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Security
ITPro.TV Video Training
Take advantage of IT courses online anywhere, anytime with ITPro.TV. Learn more.
$30.32 FREE Shipping. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
  • +
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible
  • +
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed
Total price: $112.98
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

9 books in 1 — your key to SQL Server 2008 success!

Your one-stop guide to the SQL Server 2008 database management system

You already know that SQL Server 2008 is a blockbuster relational database management system. And because you want to get rolling with it right away, this book is the place to come. Here you find what's new in this version and how to build and maintain tables; retrieve, analyze, and report data; and keep your database healthy.

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right version of SQL Server

  • Install SQL Server quickly

  • Design a database and communicate with it

  • Monitor, maintain, and protect your data

  • Build solid, robust database applications

About the Author

Robert D. Schneider is a database optimization consultant who has been delivering software solutions for 15 years. Darril Gibson is a professional trainer specializing in certification and Microsoft technologies.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (September 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470179546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470179543
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #754,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
I bought this book from Barnes and Noble because I could not wait. To my delight I found this book to be well written in a lucid style. This book, mercifully, leaves out the BS that clutter most computer books. On the first day I was able to install the MS SQL server - beware it is not that simple! It is very easy to miss the Full Text search and the Filestream install.

I would have been lost if I had only this book to teach me SQL. However, I had some background in SQL, imparted by the Head First SQL book, and the famous Ben Forta SQL book.

I will suggest that you get your feet wet by the HeadFirst SQL book. Surely, it will be money well spent because learning SQl from this Dummy book will be difficult. SQL is a language which needs time and effort, and this book spends only a fraction of pages teaching SQL. Having said that, the fraction of pages is very well written.

Before I discovered MS SQL Server I was using MySQL programs to write queries, programs like MySQL query browser, Navicat and SQLYOG. MS Sql Server, on the other hand, was a Eureka moment, for example, among other things, the query builder is phenomenal. It will help you get results from multiple tables in a few minutes as compared to writing code (although you must know how to write SQL code for fine tuning the queries. Besides, writing SQl code is not that difficult, thanks to Head First and Ben Forta books).

The current Dummies book 'Microsoft SQl server 2008' is a breath of fresh air. Many a times it gave me insights into the SQL language which made things simpler.
IMHO, if you are a beginner, you MUST start with Head First SQL AND Ben Forta SQL books before you plunge into this book, but this book won't disappoint you, in fact you will be able to write a working DB.
All in all, a great book to have in your library - a good resource and a good friend. Highly recommended.

M Khan
2 Comments 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Most SQL DBA's are usually on the job , self taught. I am one of those people. This book help you fill in the holes you didn't learn simply cause you didn't need to learn. SQL has grown more and more and now has a ton of options, tools, and multiple ways to solve simple tasks. This book is also good to give to junior DBA's to help them train without taking up too much of your own time. Also good for a boss as a reference to decode what you are doing/saying. Also, has references to seldom touched topics such as Replication and Partitioning. having a job as a DBA and having a book that says "dummies" kinda stinks, but just hide it away or read at home to avoid the snarky comments.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By jk on February 25, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I got the book, to add an additional layer of knowledge for sccm 2012. I like the easy to understand straightforward way this book deals with questions. Your not a dummy when you really read and use this book. Buy it as the first of the last book to understand sccm 2012 and you wont regret it.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was looking for a quick reference book, and this isn't quite it, however, it has a ton of useful information when there's adequate time to look at it. I have learned a lot about the software with the help of this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Since I knew nothing really about MS SQL and my job was starting to require it I felt this book would give me the ability to learn what questions to ask and it has. Makes me feel better about getting into the nuts and bolts. Now, if I could just learn how to turn a DB I created into a program I'd be great.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was exactly what I expected and wanted. I like the "Look Inside" feature it helps in my decision to buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Basic reference, not as annoyingly cute as some other in the Dummies series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies