SQL Server 2005 Distilled

SQL Server 2005 Distilled

by Eric Brown

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Need to get your arms around Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fast, without getting buried in the details? Need to make fundamental decisions about deploying, using, or administering Microsoft’s latest enterprise database?


Need to understand what’s new in SQL Server 2005, and how it fits with your existing IT and business infrastructure? SQL Server 2005 Distilled delivers the answers you need–quickly, clearly, and objectively.


Former SQL Server team member Eric L. Brown offers realistic insight into every significant aspect of SQL Server 2005: its new features, architecture, administrative tools, security model, data management capabilities, development environment, and much more. Brown draws on his extensive experience consulting with enterprise users, outlining realistic usage scenarios that leverage SQL Server 2005’s strengths and minimize its limitations. Coverage includes

  • Architectural overview: how SQL Server 2005’s features work together and what it means to you
  • Security management, policies, and permissions: gaining tighter control over your data
  • SQL Server Management Studio: Microsoft’s new, unified tool suite for authoring, management, and operations
  • Availability enhancements: online restoration, improved replication, shorter maintenance/recovery windows, and more
  • Scalability improvements, including a practical explanation of SQL Server 2005’s complex table partitioning feature
  • Data access enhancements, from ADO.NET 2.0 to XML
  • SQL Server 2005’s built-in .NET CLR: how to use it, when to use it, and when to stay with T-SQL
  • Business Intelligence Development Studio: leveraging major improvements in reporting and analytics
  • Visual Studio integration: improving efficiency throughout the coding and debugging process
  • Simple code examples demonstrating SQL Server 2005’s most significant new features

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132704670
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 03/20/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Eric Brown's professional computing work began in earnest in 1996 when he began work at Multiple Zones International as a product manager. While there, he realized the next big wave was the Internet, and raced to get a job at a dot-com. He worked for three dot-coms before ending up on the SQL Server Product Team at Microsoft. At one point in his early DB years, they cut the edge of SQL Server capabilities by owning a 500GB data warehouse running SQL Server 7 and 2000. In the three years he was on the team, he ran “Yukon” readiness. Brown has written a column for SQL Server Magazine, and has written extensively about SQL Server for MSDN Magazine and MSDN online library. Since leaving Microsoft officially, he has worked on this book and started an e-commerce hosting company. He is now working for Quilogy as a senior consultant on the Business Intelligence National Practice.



Table of Contents

Preface  xiii

Acknowledgments  xv

About the Author  xvii


Chapter 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2005  1

Chapter 2: What Everyone Should Know About Security  41

Chapter 3: Enterprise Data Management  83

Chapter 4: Features for Database Development  145

Chapter 5: Overview of Business Intelligence  197

Chapter 6: The Code Chapter  245


Appendix A: SQL Server 2005 System Information  285

Appendix B: System Tables and View in SQL Server 2005  291

Appendix C: SQL Server Built-In Functions  295


Index  297



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