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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

SQL Server 2008 books are going to fly off the shelves. This product, currently code-named Katmai, promises significant advances in data warehousing , online transaction processing and other important areas.  Microsoft's next release also benefits from great timing.  Gartner estimates that the relational database market grew 8 0.000000rom 2004-2005 and Microsoft provided the driving force, growing at more than double the rate of its nearest competitor .  Government labor experts forecast that the database administration career field will "grow much faster than the average ."  These statistics all add up to an exciting market potential for SQL Server 2008 for Dummies.

SQL Server 2008 for Dummies will provide users with an approachable, friendly reference to Microsoft's next generation relational database.  It offers coverage designed for the new SQL Server administrator interested in building and maintaining a SQL Server system, designing databases, and performing data manipulation.  The book also provides an introduction to SQL Server's business intelligence, security, and disaster recovery capabilities.

Book Contents in Brief:

Proposed TOC

Part I: Welcome to SQL Server 2008

Chapter 1: Introducing SQL Server 2008

Chapter 2: The Wacky World of Databases

Chapter 3: Building Your SQL Server

Chapter 4: Working with Management Studio

Part II: Building Databases

Chapter 5: Planning Your Database

Chapter 6: Creating Databases and Tables

Chapter 7: The Keys to Relationship Management

Part III: Retrieving Data from Databases

Chapter 8: Simple Database Queries

Chapter 9: The Power of Marriage: Joining Tables Together

Chapter 10: Working With Database Views

Chapter 11: SQL Server Analysis Services

Part IV: Working With Your Data

Chapter 12: Inserting Data into Your Database

Chapter 13: Stored Procedures and User Functions

Chapter 14: Triggers

Chapter 15: Migrating from Access

Part V: SQL Server Administration

Chapter 16: Keeping Your Server Running Smoothly

Chapter 17: Automating Administration

Chapter 18: Replication

Synopsis:

The fun and easy way® to build powerful databases

See how to administer, troubleshoot, and report like a pro in SQL Server

Are you ready to unleash the power hidden within your organization's data to meet business objectives? This book will help you build the skills that SQL Server database administrators must have to succeed. You'll find out how to develop and maintain a SQL Server system, design databases, manipulate data, and much more.

Discover how to:

  • Build your first SQL Server databases

  • Insert, manipulate, and retrieve data

  • Keep your database server running smoothly

  • Protect data from prying eyes

  • Improve performance with database snapshots

Synopsis:

* Rewritten from scratch by a new author, this accessible guide has been refocused to give novice database administrators (DBAs) the skills and knowledge they need to hit the ground running with SQL Server 2008

* Zeroes in on the essential know-how SQL Server DBAs need to succeed-installation, maintenance, administration, troubleshooting, and reporting

* Provides SQL Server veterans with a succinct overview of new 2008 features and functions, such as self-tuning and self-maintaining capabilities and the capacity to store multimedia data

* The valuable companion CD-ROM features a 180-day trial version of SQL Server 2008

* The job market for database administrators is projected to grow by 44 percent over the next decade, with Oracle and SQL Server DBAs leading the way

About the Author

Mike Chapple, MCDBA, CISA, CISSP, is an IT professional at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches a computer applications course. He is a coauthor of the CISSP Study Guide.

Table of Contents

Part I: Welcome to SQL Server 2008.

Chapter 1: Introducing SQL Server 2008.

Chapter 2: The Wacky World of Databases.

Chapter 3: Building Your SQL Server.

Chapter 4: Working with Management Studio.

Part II: Building Databases.

Chapter 5: Planning Your Database.

Chapter 6: Creating Databases and Tables.

Chapter 7: The Keys to Relationship Management.

Part III: Retrieving Data from Databases.

Chapter 8: Simple Database Queries.

Chapter 9: The Power of Marriage: Joining Tables Together.

Chapter 10: Working With Database Views.

Chapter 11: SQL Server Analysis Services.

Part IV: Working With Your Data.

Chapter 12: Inserting Data into Your Database.

Chapter 13: Stored Procedures and User Functions.

Chapter 14: Triggers.

Chapter 15: Migrating from Access.

Part V: SQL Server Administration.

Chapter 16: Keeping Your Server Running Smoothly.

Chapter 17: Automating Administration.

Chapter 18: Replication.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470224656
Author:
Chapple, Mike
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Chapple
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Database Management - SQL Server
Subject:
Client-server computing
Subject:
Sql (computer program language)
Subject:
Business Software - General
Subject:
Microsoft Other Software
Subject:
Database-SQL
Subject:
Database design
Subject:
Mic
Subject:
rosoft Other Software
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.18x7.44x.85 in. 1.33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The fun and easy way® to build powerful databases

See how to administer, troubleshoot, and report like a pro in SQL Server

Are you ready to unleash the power hidden within your organization's data to meet business objectives? This book will help you build the skills that SQL Server database administrators must have to succeed. You'll find out how to develop and maintain a SQL Server system, design databases, manipulate data, and much more.

Discover how to:

  • Build your first SQL Server databases

  • Insert, manipulate, and retrieve data

  • Keep your database server running smoothly

  • Protect data from prying eyes

  • Improve performance with database snapshots

"Synopsis" by , * Rewritten from scratch by a new author, this accessible guide has been refocused to give novice database administrators (DBAs) the skills and knowledge they need to hit the ground running with SQL Server 2008

* Zeroes in on the essential know-how SQL Server DBAs need to succeed-installation, maintenance, administration, troubleshooting, and reporting

* Provides SQL Server veterans with a succinct overview of new 2008 features and functions, such as self-tuning and self-maintaining capabilities and the capacity to store multimedia data

* The valuable companion CD-ROM features a 180-day trial version of SQL Server 2008

* The job market for database administrators is projected to grow by 44 percent over the next decade, with Oracle and SQL Server DBAs leading the way

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