If you’ve built or managed SQL Server applications before, here’s your fastest route to SQL Server 2005 mastery. Apress’s team of SQL Server experts cover every significant enhancement that’s relevant to application developers, designers, and administrators, from its improved management tools to its built-in .NET common language runtime.
DBAs will especially appreciate the authors’ coverage of new T-SQL commands that’ll simplify their lives: notably DDL triggers for auditing database object changes, as well as new metadata views (goodbye system tables, and good riddance). Meanwhile, developers will simply devour the authors’ coverage of .NET integration, programming with assemblies, and XML support.
That’s not all: This book contains thorough introductions to SQL Server 2005’s souped-up reporting, analysis, and integration services; new ways to streamline and automate monitoring; and a full chapter on security, from permissions to encryption. Bill Camarda, from the December 2005 Read Only