Microsoft SQL Server 2005: A Beginner"s Guide

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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Meet 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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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Database systems and SQL Server 3
Ch. 2 SQL Server management studio 23
Ch. 3 SQL components 49
Ch. 4 Data definition language 73
Ch. 5 Simple queries 111
Ch. 6 Complex queries 169
Ch. 7 Modification of a table's contents 205
Ch. 8 Stored procedures and user-defined functions 217
Ch. 9 Indices and query optimization 245
Ch. 10 Views 283
Ch. 11 System catalog 307
Ch. 12 SQL Server security 325
Ch. 13 Triggers 365
Ch. 14 Transactions 385
Ch. 15 SQL Server system environment 405
Ch. 16 Overview of system administration 427
Ch. 17 Planning the installation and installing SQL Server 433
Ch. 18 Managing database and database files 449
Ch. 19 Managing security 461
Ch. 20 Backup and recovery 473
Ch. 21 Automating system administration tasks 507
Ch. 22 Performance and tuning 527
Ch. 23 Data partitioning 557
Ch. 24 Data replication 569
Ch. 25 Data warehousing : an introduction 589
Ch. 26 Microsoft analysis services 605
Ch. 27 Business intelligence and SQL 621
Ch. 28 Microsoft reporting services 639
Ch. 29 Overview of XML 659
Ch. 30 SQL Server 2005 and XML 669
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    Okay but not great

    An okay book on SQL Server but not one I'd recommend. I had better luck with Stanek's SQL Server 2005 Administrator Consultant.

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