Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Applied Techniques

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Microsoft Press, 2006 - Computers - 348 pages

Learn more-advanced skills to design, build, test, deploy, and maintain SQL Server databases—one step at a time. Ideal for developers who understand database essentials, this learn-by-doing tutorial offers practical guidance, code samples, and a collection of techniques to help you solve real-world business problems.

Discover how to:

  • Manage data access with server logins and user and server roles
  • Implement a disaster recovery strategy
  • Use aggregate functions to compute totals and complex statistical values
  • Optimize query performance by managing IO statistics and designing indexes

  • Work with remote data sources—including third-party databases
  • Provide remote access through the Internet or a middle-tier service interface
  • Manage transactions, implement error handlers, and define isolation levels
  • Go further and work with SQL Server Reporting Services and Notification Services

Includes a CD featuring:

  • All practice exercises
  • Code samples

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