From the Back Cover
- Configure and tune the Database Engine, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Notification Services
- Harden a SQL Server implementation
- Implement SQL Server highavailability alternatives, such as Failover Clustering, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, and Replication
- Monitor a SQL Server 2005 infrastructure with Operations Manager 2007, including how to configure the SQL Server Management Pack and install Operations Manager 2007
- Automate SQL Server routine maintenance
- Encrypt SQL Server data and communications, including setting up a Certificate Authority
- Performance tune and troubleshoot a SQL Server environment
- Create Integration Services packages and transfer data
About the Author
Ross Mistry, MCTS, MCDBA, MCSE Ross Mistry has spent more than nine years in the computer industry and is a seasoned veteran in the Silicon Valley. As a Principal Consultant and Partner with Convergent Computing (CCO), located in the San Francisco Bay area, he has had the opportunity to work with the SQL Server product for two to three years before versions release to the public. His primary focus is implementing and maintaining SQL Server in large enterprise environments with a global presence. He also focuses on Active Directory, Exchange, Operations Manager, and specializes in SQL Server High Availability. He has a strong understanding of how these technologies integrate with one another. Ross has held several roles with Sams Publishing, including lead author, contributing writer, and technical editor. His works include SQL Server 2005 Unleashed, SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, SharePoint 2003 Unleashed, and ISA Server 2004 Unleashed. Ross has also written numerous whitepapers and keynote seminars on SQL Server, in which he leverages best practices based on his experiences in the industry.
Chris Amaris, MCSE, CISSP Chris Amaris is the Chief Technology Officer and cofounder of Convergent Computing. He has more than 20 years’ experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies, leading companies in the technology selection, design, planning, and implementation of complex Information Technology projects. Chris has worked with Microsoft SQL since version 4.2 on OS/2. He specializes in database management, messaging, security, performance tuning, systems management, and migration. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with an Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) concentration, Certified Homeland Security (CHS III), Windows 2003 MCSE, Novell CNE, Banyan CBE, and a Certified Project Manager, Chris is also an author, writer, and technical editor for a number of IT books, including Network Security for Government and Corporate Executives, Windows Server 2003 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashed. Chris presents on Messaging, Operations Management, Security, and Information Technology topics worldwide.
Alec Minty, MCSE Alec Minty is a Senior Consultant with Convergent Computing located in the San Francisco Bay area. He has more than 10 years’ industry experience with extensive knowledge designing and implementing enterprise class solutions for a diverse array of organizations. Alec has been an early adopter of database technologies, operations management, systems management, and security technologies. He specializes in designing, implementing, migrating, and supporting complex infrastructures for a variety of large utility, telecommunications, and engineering organizations. Alec’s experience spans the business and technology areas; he has in-depth experience in the deployment, migration, and integration of key business technologies such as SQL Server, Windows, Exchange, Active Directory, ISA, and Identity Management. Alec is coauthor of MOM 2005 Unleashed and is a contributing author on Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed and ISA 2004 Unleashed, all published by Sams Publishing.