Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step


Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and developers, this tutorial provides clear guidance and practical, ...

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Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and developers, this tutorial provides clear guidance and practical, learn-by-doing exercises for building database solutions that solve real-world business problems.

Discover how to:

  • Install and work with core components and tools
  • Create tables and index structures
  • Manipulate and retrieve data
  • Secure, manage, back up, and recover databases
  • Apply techniques for building high-performing applications
  • Use clustering, database mirroring, and log shipping
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735663862
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Series: Step by Step Developer Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 238,877
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick LeBlanc is a Data Platform Technical Solution Professional at Microsoft, working directly with customers on the business value of SQL Server. He co-authored SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer and Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, and founded, a website devoted to teaching SQL Server technologies.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Getting started with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Chapter 1: Overview of Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Chapter 2: Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2012 administration and development tools
  • Designing databases
    • Chapter 4: Designing SQL Server databases
    • Chapter 5: Creating your first table
    • Chapter 6: Building and maintaining indexes
  • Advanced database design topics
    • Chapter 7: Table compression
    • Chapter 8: Table partitioning
    • Chapter 9: Database snapshots
    • Chapter 10: The SELECT statement
  • Using Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
    • Chapter 11: Advanced data retrieval topics
    • Chapter 12: Modifying data
    • Chapter 13: Built-in scalar functions
  • Creating other database objects
    • Chapter 14: Advanced T-SQL topics
    • Chapter 15: Views
    • Chapter 16: User-defined functions
    • Chapter 17: Stored procedures
    • Chapter 18: Data manipulation triggers
  • SQL Server replication
    • Chapter 19: Replication
  • Database maintenance
    • Chapter 20: Backups
    • Chapter 21: Managing and maintaining indexes and statistics
    • Chapter 22: Maintenance plans
  • Database management
    • Chapter 23: SQL Server Profiler
    • Chapter 24: Extended Events
    • Chapter 25: SQL Server security
    • Chapter 26: Resource Governor
    • Chapter 27: SQL Server Agent
    • Chapter 28: Database Mail
    • Chapter 29: Data definition triggers
    • Chapter 30: Dynamic management objects
  • High-availability solutions
    • Chapter 31: AlwaysOn
    • Chapter 32: Log shipping
    • About the Author
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