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Adam Jorgensen , Jorge Segarra , Patrick LeBlanc , Jose Chinchilla , Aaron Nelson

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Aug. 28 2012 Bible (Book 773)
Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at peak.

The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and a host of tips, workarounds, and best practices. In addition, downloadable code is available from the book's companion web site, which you can use to jumpstart your own projects.

  • Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 for database administrators and developers
  • Covers all the software's new features and capabilities, including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to client connectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availability of mission-critical applications
  • Explains major new changes to the SQL Server Business Intelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services
  • Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhance your learning
  • Provides source code from the companion web site, which you can use as a basis for your own projects
  • Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to help you on the job

Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible.

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Something for you on every page

If you're a database administrator or developer, this book is your complete, one-stop resource for SQL Server 2012. The authors provide in-depth coverage of core techniques, best practices, and smart workarounds, as well as plenty of examples and sample code. They also fully cover such new features as AlwwaysOn connectivity, new indexes, Power View, Master Data Services, Data Quality Services, PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012, and more.

  • Thoroughly explore all new features in SQL Server 2012
  • Understand advanced T-SQL data types and querying techniques
  • Ensure high availability for mission-critical applications
  • Start using SQL Azure for cloud computing
  • Master new security and compliance settings
  • Leverage your data with tools for BI, data warehousing, and Enterprise Information Management solutions
  • Get up to speed on the latest enhancements to the BI toolset

About the Author

Adam Jorgensen is the President of Pragmatic Works Consulting, a Director for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), a SQL Server MVP, and a well-known speaker, author, and executive mentor. His focus is on helping companies realize their full potential using their data in ways they have not previously imagined. Adam is very involved in the community, delivering more than 75 community sessions per year. Based in Jacksonville, FL, Adam has written and contributed to five previous books on SQL Server, analytics, and SharePoint. Coauthors Jorge Segarra, Patrick LeBlanc, Jose Chinchilla, and Aaron Nelson are well-known experts on SQL Server and Business Intelligence.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Targeted towards beginner to mid-level DBA and developers Dec 31 2012
By Jaewoo Kim - Published on
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This is a good book if you are new to MS SQL. There is much to learn here.

If you are already intimately familiar with previous versions of MS SQL (2005-2008), then the value of this book will be limited.

There simply isn't enough advanced information. But there is plenty of beginner to intermediate knowledge that would be very helpful, which I think is the target audience of this book.

1)Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of MS SQL 2012 (much of the knowledge is also applicable to SQL 2005 and 2008).
2)Well written and good explanations. I particularly like the sample code in the text.

1)There is a lot of breadth but not a ton of depth. Many topics are covered only superficially.
2)Not enough information on how MS SQL 2012 is different from MS SQL 2008.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very thorough, but with some errors Feb. 16 2014
By Jeremiah - Published on
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I found this book to be very thorough with all of it's examples and explanations. I did not however, like the fact that there were some proofing mistakes, e.g. misspelled words or even wrong diagrams (even though the provided diagram showed the same thing, but was not related to the exact example provided in the text). The proofing errors bothered me quite a bit since have a degree in English.

If you can get past a few errors, this book will be highly valuable for you if you are looking at a job that relies heavily on SQL (query performance tuning, custom reporting, T-SQL, etc).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good reference, but lacks depth Jan. 5 2014
By D. Johnson - Published on
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The SQL Server 2012 Bible is a very good book, and it goes far beyond any documentation or examples that Microsoft provides for its own product. The book covers nearly every topic at some level, but that is sort of my one complaint with the book -- it never goes very deep with any topics. You'll find one or two examples for each of the concepts it covers, but that is about it -- it doesn't discuss, for example, the meaning of every parameter of a built-in stored procedure call. Or the possible meaning of every option of every T-SQL command. For that we're still stuck to searching online and crossing our fingers that we'll find something.

I know that is partly the nature of the book, because it does try to cover everything, but if someone is looking for in-depth examples on specific topics, perhaps a more specialized book is a better choice.

But for anyone looking for a general purpose reference for SQL Server, this is excellent, and should be the first SQL Server book you purchase.
3.0 out of 5 stars A great deal of information Sept. 13 2013
By L. Smith - Published on
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contains a lot of very useful information. It has come up short in some areas (encryption) with supplying complete information and examples. Overall, it's ok/useful.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book April 14 2013
By Brendan - Published on
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I have been using SQL server for years and this book has been helpful with learning the guts of SQL server to get even better performance out of it. It doesn't just teach you how to design better database and queries, it explains why you get better performance.

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