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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 New Features
     

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 New Features

by Michael Otey
 

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Maximize the New Capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Take immediate advantage of all the innovative features and benefits available in SQL Server 2008 with help from this expert guide. Written by the technical director for SQL Server Magazine, this book offers a concise yet in-depth look at the new and improved enterprise data

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Maximize the New Capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Take immediate advantage of all the innovative features and benefits available in SQL Server 2008 with help from this expert guide. Written by the technical director for SQL Server Magazine, this book offers a concise yet in-depth look at the new and improved enterprise data management capabilities, developer functions, Business Intelligence tools, and security enhancements of SQL Server 2008. This is the perfect resource for decision-makers, developers, and DBAs preparing for upgrades or migration. Get details on:

  • The new Transparent Data Encryption, Extended Events, filtered indexes, and auditing features
  • The new Resource Governor, policy-based management framework, T-SQL IntelliSense and debugging, and PowerShell integration
  • Availability enhancements-Failover Clustering, Database Mirroring, peer-to-peer replication, backup compression, and the new table lock escalation
  • The new ADO.NET Entity Framework
  • LINQ (Language Integrated Query)
  • The new native DATE, TIME, FILESTREAM, and Geospatial data types
  • T-SQL enhancements, such as the new DECLARE, MERGE, and GROUPING SETS statements
  • The more powerful BI toolset, including Integration Services Data Profiling, Analysis Services new Cube Designer, and Reporting Services new tablix controls
  • Improved Microsoft Office integration capabilities

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071546409
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Otey is the technical director for both Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. He is the author of all editions of SQL Server Developer's Guide as well as the previous edition of this book.

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