Accelerated SQL Server 2008 by Michael Coles

By Michael Coles

The professional school and method of quick studying in Accelerated SQL Server 2008, one of many first SQL Server 2008 books to be had, will allow SQL Server and different database pros to take the plunge to the newest liberate of Microsoft’s flagship database administration process fast. Take complete benefit of the recent good points of SQL Server 2008, recognize what instruments can be found, and speedy observe the ability and simplicity of use that SQL Server 2008 has to offer.

  • Lightning–quick advent to SQL Server 2008
  • Written via most sensible specialists within the field
  • Provides an outstanding grounding in key good points and technologies

What you’ll learn

  • Manage SQL Server installations during the brand–new Declarative administration Framework.
  • Protect your self from downtime with high–availability positive aspects reminiscent of failover clustering.
  • Speed your functions by way of benefiting from new performance–enhancement positive aspects in SQL Server 2008.
  • Find what you wish utilizing full–text search.
  • Store, retrieve, and deal with XML within the database.
  • Derive aggressive virtue from enterprise intelligence instruments corresponding to research prone and Reporting Services.

Who is that this publication for?

Database execs who have the desire to make the jump to SQL Server 2008, and who want to make that jump quickly. This viewers essentially contains clients of earlier releases of SQL Server akin to SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005. The viewers additionally comprises database execs with event on competing systems who're relocating laterally to SQL Server.

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These features are discussed in detail throughout Part 2 of this book. Beyond Relational Data managed within a data platform is more than just relational data. As data growth increases, the types of data stored are no longer the traditional integer, character, and binary values we know and love. New data structures that are important to users are movie files, audio files, and medical images, to name a few. And we not only need to store these new types of data, but we also want to be able to perform useful operations on them, such as indexing and metadata searches.

Standard Edition: This edition is primarily used for departmental applications and small to medium-sized OLTP loads. Standard Edition comes with most of the powerful reporting capabilities found in SQL Server Reporting Services and makes a great reporting and analytics server as well. Workgroup Edition: This edition includes the basic SQL Server relational database capabilities, as well as some of the replication technologies. This makes Workgroup Edition good for running branch office applications and performing remote synchronization with other geographically separated servers.

Qxd 5/1/08 12:31 PM Page 19 CHAPTER 2 ■ SQL SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION Figure 2-9. Feature Selection step for a new installation Figure 2-10. qxd 20 5/1/08 12:31 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 2 ■ SQL SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION The Server Configuration page, shown in Figure 2-11, is where you enter credentials for the various services that will be installed. This user interface is much more intuitive than in previous versions of SQL Server. You can clearly see which services are assigned to which accounts.

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