Microsoft SQL Server 2005: A Beginner's Guide

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It's been five years since Microsoft released a new version of SQL Server―which holds 39% of the Windows database market―and the latest edition of this bestselling beginner's guide gets users up and running on SQL Server 2005. The book covers database concepts, and discusses key topics for new users including the SQL Server Workbench,T-SQL, automated administration tasks, security, and analysis.

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Deploy and manage SQL Server 2005 with ease

Learn to use all the powerful features available in SQL Server 2005 from this straightforward, hands-on guide. Set up SQL Server 2005, automate system administration tasks, execute simple and complex database queries, and use the robust analysis, business intelligence, and reporting tools. Troubleshooting, data partitioning, replication, and query optimization are also covered. With SQL Server 2005: A Beginner’s Guide, you’ll be able to set up a secure, reliable, and productive data management platform in no time.

Essential Skills for Database Professionals

  • Install and customize SQL Server 2005
  • Create, alter, and remove database objects with Transact-SQL statements
  • Use SQL Server as a native XML database system
  • Tune your database system for optimal performance
  • Use the new SQL Server Management Studio tool for executing and analyzing ad hoc queries
  • Retrieve data from more than one source using join operations and SELECT statements
  • Secure your database using two different authentication modes--Windows and mixed
  • Restore databases using transaction logs and backup and recovery methods
  • Streamline system administration tasks using the SQL Server Agent service tool
  • Analyze and manage information stored in a data warehouse with Microsoft Analysis Services

About the Author:

Dusan Petkovic is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Polytechnic in Rosenheim, Germany. He is the bestselling author of two editions of SQL Server: A Beginner’s Guide and is a frequent contributor to SQL Server magazine.

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