If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server
2012, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference
you’ve been searching for. Authored by a worldclass expert on
running SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the
basics, taking on the complex tasks that DBAs need to make the most
of Microsoft’s first cloud-enabled database platform.
Designed for maximum practical usability, it’s packed with
expert tips and up-to-date real-world configuration guidance you
simply won’t find anywhere else.
As someone who helped influence the design of SQL Server 2012 and drawing on many months of beta testing, Ross Mistry provides immediately usable solutions for installation and upgrades, management and monitoring, performance and availability, security, consolidation, virtualization, troubleshooting, and more. Mistry identifies new features and corresponding best practices in every chapter, helping you take full advantage of new SQL Server innovations ranging from private cloud support to AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
Understand how to:
Efficiently install or upgrade the SQL Server 2012 database engine
Administer and configure database engine settings, storage, I/O, and partitioning
Transfer data on-premise or to the cloud
Manage and optimize indexes
Learn how to consolidate, virtualize and optimize SQL Server for Private Clouds
Harden and audit SQL Server 2012 environments
Administer security and authorization, including new Contained Databases
Encrypt data and communications
Design and deploy new AlwaysOn high-availability and disaster recovery features
Implement maintenance best practices, including Policy-Based Management