Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration

  • 16h 20m
  • Adam Jorgensen, Brian Knight, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2012

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 Authors

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 and

In this Book

  • SQL Server 2012 Architecture
  • Installing SQL Server 2012 Best Practices
  • Upgrading SQL Server 2012 Best Practices
  • Managing and Troubleshooting the Database Engine
  • Automating SQL Server
  • Service Broker in SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server CLR Integration
  • Securing the Database Instance
  • Change Management
  • Configuring the Server for Optimal Performance
  • Optimizing SQL Server 2012
  • Monitoring Your SQL Server
  • Performance Tuning T-SQL
  • Indexing Your Database
  • Replication
  • Clustering SQL Server 2012
  • Backup and Recovery
  • SQL Server 2012 Log Shipping
  • Database Mirroring
  • Integration Services Administration and Performance Tuning
  • Analysis Services Administration and Performance Tuning
  • SQL Server Reporting Services Administration
  • SQL Server 2012 SharePoint 2010 Integration
  • SQL Azure Administration and Configuration
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups


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