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Tips, tricks, and workarounds for effectively administering SQL Server
This comprehensive guide teaches you the skills needed to successfully administer SQL Server 2012. You'll learn how to handle the most difficult admin issues including change management, security, performance tuning, monitoring, and backups. And you'll also discover how to master the latest features of the 2012 release, including client connectivity enhancements, cloud computing, data replication, and business intelligence. This detailed instruction by leading experts will help you improve the efficiency, scalability, and performance of your SQL Server environment so you can do more in much less time.
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration:
Examines settings and configuration items that improve SQL Server performance
Shows how to implement strategies for effective indexing for your database
Takes you through the setup, configuration, and testing of a cluster
Outlines the options in SQL Server for backups and recoveries, and provides recommendations to make the most of these features
Covers what you need to know about how SharePoint® 2010 integrates with SQL Server
Introduces SQL Server Azure and gets you up and running on this exciting new cloud platform
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An essential how-to guide for experienced DBAs on the most significant product release since 2005!
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will have major changes throughout the SQL Server and will impact how DBAs administer the database. With this book, a team of well-known SQL Server experts introduces the many new features of the most recent version of SQL Server and deciphers how these changes will affect the methods that administrators have been using for years. Loaded with unique tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, this how-to guide deciphers topics such as performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security.
- Serves as a must-have how-to guide on the new features of the 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server
- Walks you through ways to manage and monitor SQL Server and automate administration
- Guides you through SQL Azure for cloud computing, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements
- Addresses client-connectivity enhancements, new features that ensure high availability of mission-critical applications, and tighter integration with Excel and SharePoint for data analysis and reporting
- Highlights major changes to the suite of SQL Server BI tools, including integration, reporting, and analysis services
- Includes real-world case examples and best practices from Microsoft insiders
If you're a database administrator eager to get started with the newest version of SQL Server, then this book is essential reading.
About the Author
is the President of Pragmatic Works Consulting, a Director for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), SQL Server MVP, and a well-known speaker, author, and executive mentor.
Steven Wort has been working with SQL Server since 1993. He joined Microsoft in 2000, and now works in the SQL Server Appliance Engineering Team leading the engineering work for the Microsoft Database Consolidation Appliance.
Ross LoForte is a Microsoft SQL technology expert with 20+ years of experience developing and implementing solutions for Microsoft's largest customers. He works for the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago and is active with the Professional Association for SQL Server.
Brian Knight is the founder of Pragmatic Works and co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com and JumpstartTV.com.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: SQL SERVER 2012 ARCHITECTURE 1
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING SQL SERVER 2012 BEST PRACTICES 21
CHAPTER 3: UPGRADING SQL SERVER 2012 BEST PRACTICES 53
CHAPTER 4: MANAGING AND TROUBLESHOOTING THE DATABASE ENGINE 71
CHAPTER 5: AUTOMATING SQL SERVER 105
CHAPTER 6: SERVICE BROKER IN SQL SERVER 2012 147
CHAPTER 7: SQL SERVER CLR INTEGRATION 167
CHAPTER 8: SECURING THE DATABASE INSTANCE 181
CHAPTER 9: CHANGE MANAGEMENT 197
CHAPTER 10: CONFIGURING THE SERVER FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE 233
CHAPTER 11: OPTIMIZING SQL SERVER 2012 273
CHAPTER 12: MONITORING YOUR SQL SERVER 317
CHAPTER 13: PERFORMANCE TUNING T-SQL 399
CHAPTER 14: INDEXING YOUR DATABASE 449
CHAPTER 15: REPLICATION 473
CHAPTER 16: CLUSTERING SQL SERVER 2012 509
CHAPTER 17: BACKUP AND RECOVERY 547
CHAPTER 18: SQL SERVER 2012 LOG SHIPPING 607
CHAPTER 19: DATABASE MIRRORING 641
CHAPTER 20: INTEGRATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AND PERFORMANCE TUNING 695
CHAPTER 21: ANALYSIS SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AND PERFORMANCE TUNING 729
CHAPTER 22: SQL SERVER REPORTING SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 765
CHAPTER 23: SQL SERVER 2012 SHAREPOINT 2010 INTEGRATION 815
CHAPTER 24: SQL AZURE ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIGURATION 837
CHAPTER 25: ALWAYSON AVAILABILITY GROUPS 857