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.
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