Chapter 3. Enterprise Data Management

In the beta history of the SQL Server 2005 release, significant emphasis has been put on the new features for developing applications. Let’s just say that Microsoft loves developers. But what happened to the features for those who get paged in the middle of the night when mission-critical systems hang? This chapter looks at features for the unsung heroes of corporate IT—the database administrator (DBA). For the DBA, SQL Server 2005 will change everything about the way administration is accomplished.

This chapter covers what’s new in enterprise database administration. It doesn’t just look at the product from a feature list, but groups the features according to some tasks common to database administration. ...

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