If you’re in charge of database administration, developing database software, or looking for database solutions for your company, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies can help you get a handle on this extremely popular relational database management system. Here you’ll find what’s new in the latest version; how to choose and install the right variation for your needs; how to monitor, maintain, and protect your data; and what it takes to keep your database healthy. You’ll discover how to:
- Build and maintain tables
- Design a database and communicate with it
- Retrieve, analyze, and report data
- Build solid, robust database applications
- Use the SQL Server Optimizer and Query Designer
- Navigate SQL Server with Visual Studio
- Develop useful reports with the Report Builder and Report Designer
- Create Business Intelligence solutions with Business Intelligence Development Studio
- Configure your server and perform major administrative tasks
To help you quickly find what you need, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is divided into nine minibooks:
- Essential Concepts
- Designing and Using Databases
- Interacting With Your Data
- Database Programming
- Reporting Services
- Analysis Services
- Performance Tips and Tricks
- Database Administration
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies gets you started, helps you solve problems, and will even answer your questions down the road!
About the Author
Robert D. Schneider is a database optimization consultant who has been delivering software solutions for 15 years. Darril Gibson is a professional trainer specializing in certification and Microsoft technologies.
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