Mastering SQL Server 2008
By Michael Lee, Gentry Bieker
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: January 2009
Pages: 792

Harness the Powerful New Features of SQL Server 2008

Whether you're a database administrator or applicationdeveloper, this in-depth guide is your key to delivering improveddata collection, storage, reporting, and security with SQL Server2008. Mastering SQL Server 2008 brings you up to speed onarchitecture, installation, and configuration essentials, beforemoving to the step-by-step instruction you need for more advancedtopics such as procedural programming, query optimization, how touse spatial data, SQL Server in the .NET world, and more.

You'll master the extensive toolset, explore useful third-partytools, and most importantly, find out how to choose and use theright SQL Server features for the specific tasks you have.

Coverage includes:

  • Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008

  • Understanding SQL Server's place within the Microsoftarchitecture

  • Making data reliably and efficiently available to yourconsumers

  • Securing your data with SQL Server 2008's new Transparent DataEncryption feature

  • Integrating XML technology into SQL Server

  • Creating index architectures for maximum benefit and minimumcost

  • Exploring new geometry and geography data types for today'sbusinesses

  • Maximizing data warehousing and business intelligence tools

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