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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook

By : Satya Shyam K Jayanty
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook

By: Satya Shyam K Jayanty

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 has opened up a new dimension within data platforms and SQL Server 2008 R2 has been developed on the areas of core Database Platform and rich Business Intelligence. On the core database environment, SQL Server 2008 R2 advances the new enhancements as a primary goal of scalability and availability for highly transactional applications on enterprise-wide networks. On Business Intelligence platforms, the new features that are elevated include Master Data Management (MDM), StreamInsight, PowerPivot for Excel 2010, and Report Builder 3.0. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Installation Center includes system configuration checker rules to ensure the deployment and installation completes successfully. Further, the SQL Server setup support files will help to reduce the software footprint for installation of multiple SQL instances.

This chapter begins with SQL Server 2008 R2 version's new features and enhancements, and adding the service pack features using Slipstream technology. Then an explanation towards how best the master data services can help in designing and adopting key solutions, working with data-tier applications to integrate development into deployment, and an explanation of how best the federated servers enhancement can help to design highly scalable applications for data platforms.