Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 eBook

With the release of SQL 2008 R2 (Artoo), there’s plenty to learn in order to upgrade your skills.  Microsoft Press has released a free eBook that can help you out with that.  Go here, to grab your copy now.

The book contains 10 chapters and 216 pages, like so:

PART I   Database Administration

CHAPTER 1   SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions and Enhancements 3
CHAPTER 2   Multi-Server Administration 21
CHAPTER 3   Data-Tier Applications 41
CHAPTER 4   High Availability and Virtualization Enhancements 63
CHAPTER 5   Consolidation and Monitoring 85

PART II   Business Intelligence Development

CHAPTER 6   Scalable Data Warehousing 109
CHAPTER 7   Master Data Services 125
CHAPTER 8   Complex Event Processing with StreamInsight 145
CHAPTER 9   Reporting Services Enhancements 165
CHAPTER 10   Self-Service Analysis with PowerPivot 189

There is plenty more information available on the site to detail what’s in the book.  Needless to say, this book has made it into my reading list.  I’ll be reviewing it to make sure my skills are up to date.  With my training coming up at the end of the year I have to do all the reading I can between now and then to be ready for the certification exams.

You never know what they’ll ask on those exams.  Let me know what you think of the book in the comments!


By Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you've been looking for! Look no further for expertise in: Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.

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