Introduction

SQL Server 2012 is Microsoft’s latest cloud-ready information platform providing Database Administrators (DBAs) the ability to efficiently protect, unlock, and scale the power of their data across the desktop, device, datacenter, and private or public cloud.

Although similar to the previous versions of SQL Server, SQL Server 2012 offers a tremendous number of new capabilities enabling mission-critical performance, breakthrough insights, and a flexible hybrid IT environment that can span across on-premise servers, private or public clouds.

This book is designed to be the ultimate SQL Server 2012 guide for DBAs because it provides detailed strategic guidance in the areas of planning and implementation, management, administration, security, ...

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