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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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Chapter 1

Understanding SQL Server's Role

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • What Is Information Technology?
  • An Introduction to Databases
  • Database Servers
  • Database Applications
  • New Features in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008
  • Core SQL Server Features

image Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is a database management system that provides enterprise-class features for organizations of all sizes. If you are tasked with administering a SQL Server, you need to understand the various roles it can play within an organization. This understanding comes best by studying from the foundation up, and this chapter provides that foundation. From this foundation, you will ...

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