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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration

ISBN: 978-1-118-28218-2
960 pages
March 2012
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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.

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INTRODUCTION xxxvii

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

INDEX 885

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Adam Jorgensen 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.

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