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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant--New from Microsoft Press

February 16, 2012

Microsoft Press

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant

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Sebastopol, CA—SQL Server 2012 is here and Microsoft Press is ready to help administrators succeed with it. Portable and precise, the Microsoft SQL Server 20102 Pocket Consultant delivers ready answers for day-to-day administration. Written by William Stanek, a top expert and leader in the technical community, this guide helps you zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists.

"Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant is especially relevant now because of how important data is in the enterprise and because of how important SQL Server is to the enterprise," says Stanek, who has been working with and writing about Microsoft SQL Server for nearly 20 years. "By functioning as a mission-critical data platform, allowing dynamic development, providing extensive business intelligence, and going beyond relational data, SQL Server 2012 provides the bedrock foundation for today's IT infrastructure. To succeed in this every-changing environment, IT professionals need an edge, and that's where this Pocket Consultant comes in, helping to guide IT professionals through daily tasks, configuration, and troubleshooting."

A best-selling author with more books than he cares to count to his credit, Stanek is in that career sweet spot where he can look back at his achievements with satisfaction."Almost every day I hear from readers thanking me for how my pocket consultants have helped them, everyone from 20-year veterans who say that they 'don't often refer to books anymore,' to first-year newcomers who rely on my books to get them through every part of their day," Stanek says.

Microsoft Press product manager Kim Spilker adds, "The Pocket Consultant is the go-to guide for the administrator who wants to solve a problem quickly. It's full of tables and charts that list options and gives expert advice on what to choose. It offers step-by-step instructions and real-world examples when appropriate. This series is all about being a quick reference for someone who knows his question and wants an immediate answer. It's concise and well-organized. This is the guide for someone who wants to get something done right away. It's a handy reference that won't collect dust on anyone's shelf."

With Microsoft SQL Server 20102 Pocket Consultant, you'll learn how to:

  • Manage SQL Server services and clients
  • Configure, manage, and tune servers
  • Implement policy-based management
  • Administer security and access
  • Monitor server activity and tune performance
  • Automate maintenance
  • Perform backups and recovery

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About the Author

William R. Stanek is a Microsoft MVP with 20+ years of experience in systems management and advanced programming. He is an award-winning author who’s written more than 100 books, including Windows 7 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant and Windows Server 2008 Inside Out. He is the series editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books.

View William R. Stanek's full profile page.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145337627.do

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Pocket Consultant
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By William R. Stanek
Print ISBN: 9780735663763  
Pages: 592
Print Price: $39.99  

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