Microsoft SQL Server 2008 For Dummies

Author: Mike Chapple
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470486651
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Computers

If you’re a database administrator, you know Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is revolutionizing database development. Get up to speed on SQL Server 2008, impress your boss, and improve your company’s data management — read Microsoft SQL Server 2008 For Dummies! SQL Server 2008 lets you build powerful databases and create database queries that give your organization the information it needs to excel. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 For Dummies helps you build the skills you need to set up, administer, and troubleshoot SQL Server 2008. You’ll be able to: Develop and maintain a SQL Server system Design databases with integrity and efficiency Turn data into information with SQL Server Reporting Services Organize query results, summarizing data with aggregate functions and formatting output Import large quantities of data with SSIS Keep your server running smoothly Protect data from prying eyes Develop and implement a disaster recovery plan Improve performance with database snapshots Automate SQL Server 2008 administration Microsoft SQL Server 2008 For Dummies is a great first step toward becoming a SQL Server 2008 pro!

Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming

Author: Robert Vieira
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118059609
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Computers

This comprehensive introduction to SQL Server begins with an overview of database design basics and the SQL query language along with an in-depth look at SQL Server itself Progresses on to a clear explanation of how to implement fundamental concepts with the new 2008 version of SQL Server Discusses creating and changing tables, managing keys, writing scripts, working with stored procedures, programming with XML, using SQL Server Reporting and Integration Services, and more Features updated and new material, including new examples using Microsoft's AdventureWorks sample database

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management and Administration

Author: Ross Mistry
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780132977654
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Computers

If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2012, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you’ve been searching for. Authored by a worldclass expert on running SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the basics, taking on the complex tasks that DBAs need to make the most of Microsoft’s first cloud-enabled database platform. Designed for maximum practical usability, it’s packed with expert tips and up-to-date real-world configuration guidance you simply won’t find anywhere else. As someone who helped influence the design of SQL Server 2012 and drawing on many months of beta testing, Ross Mistry provides immediately usable solutions for installation and upgrades, management and monitoring, performance and availability, security, consolidation, virtualization, troubleshooting, and more. Mistry identifies new features and corresponding best practices in every chapter, helping you take full advantage of new SQL Server innovations ranging from private cloud support to AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Understand how to: Efficiently install or upgrade the SQL Server 2012 database engine Administer and configure database engine settings, storage, I/O, and partitioning Transfer data on-premise or to the cloud Manage and optimize indexes Learn how to consolidate, virtualize and optimize SQL Server for Private Clouds Harden and audit SQL Server 2012 environments Administer security and authorization, including new Contained Databases Encrypt data and communications Design and deploy new AlwaysOn high-availability and disaster recovery features Implement maintenance best practices, including Policy-Based Management

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming

Author: Robert Vieira
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470632093
Release Date: 2010-09-29
Genre: Computers

This book is written for SQL Server 2008. However, it does maintain roots going back a few versions and looks out for backward compatibility issues with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000. These versions are old enough that there is little to no time spent on them except in passing. The book is oriented around developing on SQL server. Most of the concepts are agnostic to what client language you use although the examples that leverage a client language general do so in C#. For those who are migrating from early versions of SQL Server, some “gotchas” that exist any time a product has versions are discussed to the extent that they seem to be a genuinely relevant issue. This book assumes that you have some experience with SQL Server and are at an intermediate to advanced level. The orientation of the book is highly developer focused. While there is a quick reference-oriented appendix, there is very little coverage given to beginner level topics. It is assumed that you already have experience with data manipulation language (DML) statements and know the basics of the mainstream SQL Server objects (views, stored procedures, user defined functions, etc.). If you would like to brush up on your knowledge before diving into this book, the author recommends reading Beginning SQL Server 2008 Programming first. There is very little overlap between the Beginning and Professional books and they are designed to work as a pair.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible

Author: Paul Nielsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118079874
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Genre: Computers

Harness the power of SQL Server, Microsoft’s high-performance database and data analysis software package, by accesing everything you need to know in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible. Learn the best practices, tips, and tricks from this comprehensive tutorial and reference, which includes specific examples and sample code, with nearly every task demonstrated in both a graphical and SQL code method. Understand how to develop SQL Server databases and data connections, how to administer the SQL Server and keep databases performing optimally, and how to navigate all the new features of the 2008 release.

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Author: Andrew Brust
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735638198
Release Date: 2008-10-29
Genre: Computers

Extend your programming skills with a comprehensive study of the key features of SQL Server 2008. Delve into the new core capabilities, get practical guidance from expert developers, and put their code samples to work. This is a must-read for Microsoft .NET and SQL Server developers who work with data access—at the database, business logic, or presentation levels. Discover how to: Query complex data with powerful Transact-SQL enhancements Use new, non-relational features: hierarchical tables, native file streaming, and geospatial capabilities Exploit XML inside the database to design XML-aware applications Consume and deliver your data using Microsoft LINQ, Entity Framework, and data binding Implement database-level encryption and server auditing Build and maintain data warehouses Use Microsoft Excel to build front ends for OLAP cubes, and MDX to query them Integrate data mining into applications quickly and effectively. Get code samples on the Web.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Robert D. Schneider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051948
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Computers

If you’re in charge of database administration, developing database software, or looking for database solutions for your company, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies can help you get a handle on this extremely popular relational database management system. Here you’ll find what’s new in the latest version; how to choose and install the right variation for your needs; how to monitor, maintain, and protect your data; and what it takes to keep your database healthy. You’ll discover how to: Build and maintain tables Design a database and communicate with it Retrieve, analyze, and report data Build solid, robust database applications Use the SQL Server Optimizer and Query Designer Navigate SQL Server with Visual Studio Develop useful reports with the Report Builder and Report Designer Create Business Intelligence solutions with Business Intelligence Development Studio Configure your server and perform major administrative tasks To help you quickly find what you need, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is divided into nine minibooks: Essential Concepts Designing and Using Databases Interacting With Your Data Database Programming Reporting Services Analysis Services Performance Tips and Tricks Database Administration Appendixes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies gets you started, helps you solve problems, and will even answer your questions down the road!

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Author: Ross Mistry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1502322374
Release Date: 2014-09-10
Genre: Computers

Introducing Microsoft(r) SQL Server(r) 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities, including database administrators, application developers, and technical decision makers.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step

Author: Hitachi Consulting
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780735638372
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Computers

Teach yourself to use SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services for business intelligence—one step at a time. You'll start by building your understanding of the business intelligence platform enabled by SQL Server and the Microsoft Office System, highlighting the role of Analysis Services. Then, you’ll create a simple multidimensional OLAP cube and progressively add features to help improve, secure, deploy, and maintain an Analysis Services database. You'll explore core Analysis Services 2008 features and capabilities, including dimension, cube, and aggregation design wizards; a new attribute relationship designer; designer AMO warnings; and using dynamic management views to monitor resources. And as you complete each lesson, you can hone your skills using the practice exercises from the companion CD. Plus, you can review and download code samples illustrating the author’s own, professional techniques—direct from the companion Web site. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies

Author: Ken Withee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470606347
Release Date: 2010-03-05
Genre: Computers

Learn to create an effective business strategy using Microsoft's BI stack Microsoft Business Intelligence tools are among the most widely used applications for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data to enable the enterprise to make sound business decisions. The tools include SharePoint Server, the Office Suite, PerformancePoint Server, and SQL Server, among others. With so much jargon and so many technologies involved, Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies provides a much-needed step-by-step explanation of what's involved and how to use this powerful package to improve your business. Microsoft Business Intelligence encompasses a broad collection of tools designed to help business owners and managers direct the enterprise effectively This guide provides an overview of SharePoint, PerformancePoint, the SQL Server suite, Microsoft Office, and the BI development technologies Explains how the various technologies work together to solve functional problems Translates the buzzwords and shows you how to create your business strategy Examines related technologies including data warehousing, data marts, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), data mining, reporting, dashboards, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Simplifies this complex package to get you up and running quickly Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies demystifies these essential tools for enterprise managers, business analysts, and others who need to get up to speed.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Author: Stacia Varga
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9781509301942
Release Date: 2015-11-23
Genre: Computers

With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, a variety of new features and enhancements to the data platform deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. In this Preview 2 ebook, we introduce three new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TempDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancement, and R integration. This book is a preview edition because it’s not complete; the final edition will be available Spring of 2016.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step

Author: Stacia Misner
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780735638327
Release Date: 2009-02-25
Genre: Computers

Teach yourself how to build, manage, and access SQL Server 2008 reports—one step at a time. Whether you’re a report developer, IT administrator, or business user, this sequential, learn-by-doing tutorial shows you how to deliver the business intelligence information your organization needs. Discover how to: Install and configure Reporting Services Put Report Builder and Report Designer tools to work Create interactive, online reports that enable users to sort and filter data Add charts and gauges to present data visually Deploy reports to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Monitor server performance and help secure content Use subscriptions to distribute reports via e-mail Build ad hoc reports and extend them with custom code CD features: Practice exercises and code samples Fully searchable eBook For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

Data Mining with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Author: Jamie MacLennan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118080009
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Genre: Computers

Understand how to use the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for data mining by using the tools in Data Mining with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, which will show you how to use the SQL Server Data Mining Toolset with Office 2007 to mine and analyze data. Explore each of the major data mining algorithms, including naive bayes, decision trees, time series, clustering, association rules, and neural networks. Learn more about topics like mining OLAP databases, data mining with SQL Server Integration Services 2008, and using Microsoft data mining to solve business analysis problems.

MCTS Self paced Training Kit exam 70 432

Author: Mike Hotek
Publisher:
ISBN: 0735626057
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

EXAM PREP GUIDE Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-432--and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you've learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: Configure, manage, back up, and restore databases Create a partitioned table, index, or indexed view Configure services and components to manage your environment Help prevent unauthorized access at each security infrastructure layer Design and deploy high-availability solutions Manage SQL Server Agent jobs, alerts, and operators Identify service, concurrency, and job execution problems PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers--including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies. Your kit includes: Official self-paced study guide. Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results. 250+ practice and review questions. Case scenarios, exercises, and best practices. Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press books. 180-day trial of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. Fully searchable eBook of this guide. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.