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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed

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by Ray Rankins, Paul T. Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein, Tudor Trufinescu
<>Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed offers comprehensive coverage of SQL Server 2005 that goes beyond the basic syntax and information you’ll find in the product manuals, providing in-depth information derived from the authors’ real-world experience to help you build upon your working knowledge of the product and take your experience and knowledge to a


<>Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed offers comprehensive coverage of SQL Server 2005 that goes beyond the basic syntax and information you’ll find in the product manuals, providing in-depth information derived from the authors’ real-world experience to help you build upon your working knowledge of the product and take your experience and knowledge to a higher level. This book focuses primarily on the information needed by system and database administrators, as well as for users with overlapping duties as both DBA and developer. Included is extensive coverage of the new features and upgraded tools and capabilities of SQL Server 2005, including .NET Framework integration, Integration Services, Service Broker, Database Mirroring and Snapshots, and Reporting Services.

Detailed information on…

  • Installing, upgrading, and administering SQL Server 2005
  • Database maintenance, backup, and recovery
  • Creating and managing tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions
  • Database and index design
  • SQL Server query optimization, and performance monitoring and tuning
  • Transactions, transaction management, and distributed transactions
  • SQL Server Management Studio—NEW!
  • SQL Server Notification Services; Integration Services—NEW!; Analysis Services; Reporting Services—NEW!; Web Services—NEW!
  • SQL Server Service Broker—NEW!
  • SQL Server and Microsoft .NET Framework integration, including CLR-based stored procedures, functions, and triggers—NEW!
  • SQL Server high availability and SQL Server clustering and replication
  • Database Mirroring—NEW!
  • Database Snapshots—NEW!
  • Using XML in SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server tools and utilities

CD-ROM includes

  • 8 bonus chapters covering topics such as Notification Services, Service Broker, and Full-Text Search
  • Code samples, scripts, and sample databases
  • A PDF version of the entire book


Part I Welcome to Microsoft SQL Server

1 SQL Server 2005 Overview

2 What’s New in SQL Server 2005

Part II SQL Server Tools and Utilities

3 SQL Server Management Studio

4 SQL Server Command-Line Utilities

5 SQL Server Profiler

Part III SQL Server Administration

6 SQL Server System and Database Administration

7 Installing SQL Server 2005

8 Upgrading to SQL Server 2005

9 Client Installation and Configuration

10 Security and User Administration

11 Database Backup and Restore

12 Database Mail

13 SQL Server Scheduling and Notification

14 SQL Server High Availability.

15 Replication

16 Database Mirroring

17 SQL Server Clustering

Part IV Database Administration

18 Creating and Managing Databases

19 Creating and Managing Tables

20 Creating and Managing Indexes

21 Implementing Data Integrity

22 Creating and Managing Views in SQL Server

23 Creating and Managing Stored Procedures

24 Creating and Managing User-Defined Functions

25 Creating and Managing Triggers

26 Transaction Management and the Transaction Log

27 Database Snapshots

28 Database Maintenance

Part V SQL Server Performance and Optimization

29 Indexes and Performance

30 Understanding Query Optimization

31 Query Analysis

32 Locking and Performance

33 Database Design and Performance

34 Monitoring SQL Server Performance

Part VI SQL Server Application Development

35 What’s New for Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2005

36 SQL Server and the .NET Framework

37 Using XML in SQL Server 2005

38 SQL Server Web Services

Part VII SQL Server Business Intelligence Features

39 SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

40 SQL Server Integration Services

41 SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

Bonus Chapters on the CD

42 Managing Linked and Remote Servers

43 Configuring, Tuning, and Optimizing SQL Server Options

44 Administering Very Large SQL Server Databases

45 SQL Server Disaster Recovery Planning

46 Transact-SQL Programming Guidelines, Tips, and Tricks

47 SQL Server Notification Services

48 SQL Server Service Broker

49 SQL Server Full-Text Search


Product Details

Publication date:
Unleashed Series
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.18(h) x 2.29(d)

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Meet the Author

About the Lead Authors

Ray Rankins is owner and president of Gotham Consulting Services, Inc. (http://www.gothamconsulting.com), near Saratoga Springs, New York. Ray has been working with Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server for more than 20 years and has experience in database administration, database design, project management, application development, consulting, courseware development, and training. He has worked in a variety of industries, including financial, manufacturing, health care, retail, insurance, communications, public utilities, and state and federal government. His expertise is in database performance and tuning, query analysis, advanced SQL programming and stored procedure development, database design, data architecture, and database application design and development. Ray's presentations on these topics at user group conferences have been very well received. Ray is coauthor of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed (first and second editions), Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Unleashed (all editions), Sybase SQL Server 11 Unleashed, and Sybase SQL Server 11 DBA Survival Guide, second edition, all published by Sams Publishing. He has also authored a number of articles, white papers, and database-related courses. As an instructor, Ray regularly teaches classes on SQL, advanced SQL programming and optimization, database design, database administration, and database performance and tuning. Ray's ability to bring his real-world experience into the classroom consistently rates very high marks from students in his classes for both his instructional skills and courseware. Ray can be reached at rrankins@gothamconsulting.com.

Paul Bertucci is the founder of Database Architechs (http://www.dbarchitechs.com), a database consulting firm with offices in the United States and Paris, France. He has more than 26 years of experience with database design, data architecture, data replication, performance and tuning, distributed data systems, data integration, high-availability assessments, and systems integration for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Intel, 3COM, Coca- Cola, Apple, Toshiba, Lockheed, Wells Fargo, Safeway, Texaco, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Sybase, Symantec, Veritas, and Honda, to name a few. He has authored numerous articles, standards, and high-profile courses, such as Sybase's "Performance and Tuning" and "Physical Database Design" courses. Other Sams Publishing books that he has authored include the highly popular Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed, ADO.NET in 24 Hours, and Microsoft SQL Server High Availability. He has deployed numerous systems with Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, and Oracle database engines, and he has designed/architected several commercially available tools in the database, data modeling, performance and tuning, data integration, and multidimensional planning spaces. Paul's current working arrangement is as Symantec Corporations Chief Data Architect, and he also serves part time as chief technical advisor for a data integration server software company. Paul received his formal education in computer science and electrical engineering from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). He lives in the great Pacific northwest (Oregon) with his wife, Vilay, and five children, Donny, Juliana, Paul Jr., Marissa, and Nina. Paul can be reached at pbertucci@DBArchitechs.com or Bertucci@Alum.CalBerkeley.Org.

Chris Gallelli is president of CGAL Consulting Services, Inc. His company focuses on consulting services in the areas of database administration, database tuning, and database programming using Visual Basic .NET. Chris has more than 10 years of experience with SQL Server and more than 20 years in the field of Information Technology. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Union College. Chris was also one of the authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed published by Sams Publishing. Chris currently lives near Albany, New York, with his lovely wife, Laura, and two daughters, Rachael and Kayla. You can contact Chris at CGallelli@gmail.com.

Alex T. Silverstein is managing principal and chief architect of the Unified Digital Group, LLC, a consulting and custom software development firm headquartered near Saratoga Springs, New York. He specializes in designing SQL Server and Microsoft .NET-powered solutions using the principles of Agile development and the Rational Unified Process. Alex has more than a decade of experience providing application development, database administration, and training services worldwide to a variety of industries. He was also a contributing author for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed published by Sams Publishing. You can reach Alex anytimeat alex@unifieddigital.com.

About the Contributing Authors

Tudor Trufinescu joined Microsoft in January 1999, and has since worked on a number of projects and technologies, including Microsoft Metadata services, HTTP-DAV, and SQL Server Reporting Services. He was one of the founding members of the SQL Server reporting services team. His team designed and built the server components of Reporting Services and the report controls included in Visual Studio 2005. Before joining Microsoft, Tudor helped build a number of software solutions, including a workflow and document management application and a real-time production monitoring system. Tudor received his degree in Electronic Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1992. Tudor and his family currently live in Redmond, Washington.

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Of all the texts for the DBA, MS SQL Server 2005 Unleashed is the one I know, I¿ve got a shelf-full. Assuming a cursory overview, I was put off at first by the encyclopedic breadth of this monumental book, but I have found its coverage exquisitely thorough, often including details I¿ve not seen elsewhere. (One example: SQL 05 waits until a newly allocated database page is referenced to zero it out. Wow!) This is an evolutionary effort which, like the software, has been enhanced and perfected over the years. The presentation is coherent, and unlike many collaborative works, consistent I find myself reading (and learning) about areas where I feel completely comfortable. The book is well organized and the chapters are essentially independent, which allows you to focus on the task at hand. And the authors¿ style is conversational but to the point it is neither insulting nor unnecessarily obscure. Highly recommended!