Planning for Your SQL Server 2008 Deployment
As a SQL Server 2008 administrator or developer, you’ll fill several different roles, including database designer and database architect. The organization where you work might have dedicated database designers and database architects, but so much has changed in SQL Server that it is critical that you understand the new configuration and setup options before deploying servers that run SQL Server.
Building the Server System for Performance
You have many basic options for deploying SQL Server 2008. You need to choose an edition of SQL Server and the version of Microsoft Windows on which SQL Server will run. After you make this decision, you should spend some time thinking about the system configuration. ...