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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration

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If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you’ve been searching for. Authored by a world-class expert on 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 flagship database platform. SQL Server MVP, Ross Mistry presents proven techniques for SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrades, backup/restore, data transfer, indexing, high availability, security, and much more. He draws on extensive testing in high-profile production environments to offer step-by-step solutions and powerful tips you won’t find anywhere else. Every chapter begins with a section identifying SQL Server 2008’s most significant new improvements, and concludes with a convenient summary of best practices. Each chapter also outlines the benefits of leveraging Windows Server 2008.

The book is available at any book store around the world.  Understand how to:
Master DBA tips, tricks, and best practices proven in actual enterprise environments
Install, upgrade or transition to SQL Server 2008.
Harden and Secure an implementation.
Encrypt SQL Server from an end-to-end perspective.
Implement high availability–and leverage SQL Server 2008’s major improvements to failover clustering and database mirroring
Save time with SQL Server 2008’s new policy-based management tools
Performance tune and troubleshoot a SQL Server 2008 environment.
Optimize application performance and manage workloads with the powerful new Resource Governor
Implement Performance Studio, maintenance plans, Transparent Data Encryption and much more…Bonus Content:
The book is based on Windows Server 2008
Step by step instructions of how to implement a failover cluster on Windows Server 2008
SQL Server PoweShell Administration Tasks
Consolidate and virtualize SQL Server with Hyper-V
Step by step instructions on how to install Hyper-V
Proactively Monitor SQL Server with Operations Manager
Install Windows Server 2008 certificates to encrypt SQL Server dataAbout the Author

Ross Mistry, SQL Server MVP, MCTS, MCDBA, MCSE, is a principal consultant and partner with Convergent Computing, a San Francisco Bay Area IT consulting firm. Mistry focuses on designing and implementing SQL Server, Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, and System Center solutions for global Fortune 500 organizations. His SQL Server specialties include high availability, migrations, security, consolidation and virtualization.   As a lead Microsoft architect, some of his clients include Yahoo!, Williams-Sonoma, McDonald’s, Ross Dress for Less, CIBC, Network Appliance and Gilead Sciences. He is the coauthor of Windows Server 2008 Unleashed and principal author of SQL Server 2005 Management and Administration. He is also a contributing writer on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed and SharePoint Server 2007 Unleashed.  Ross frequently speaks at international conferences around the world.  Most recently he has spoken at Microsoft user groups in the Silicon Valley, North American PASS, Europe PASS and Dev Connections. Contributing Writers include:

Hilary Cotter — SQL Server MVP

John Welch — SQL Server MVP

Marco Shaw — PowerShell MVP

Maciej Pilecki — SQL Server MVP

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration
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  • $31.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Databases
  • Published: Dec 23, 2008
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Seller: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Print Length: 910 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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