Chapter 1. Overview of Microsoft SQL Server
After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Choose the appropriate SQL Server components for your business requirements
Scope your installation and component architecture
In the not-so-distant past, many people working within IT departments had to fight never-ending battles within their organizations to obtain funding for systems, implement projects, and hire the staff to manage all the technology. The first item under the ever-present budget axe was the entire IT department. This precarious position was the result of short-sighted executives viewing the IT infrastructure strictly as a cost center that drained funds from "more important" business operations.
While IT departments are still in a continuous ...