Happy New Year!!! Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration Book Released

Happy New Year!!!  SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration Book Released

It has been a long a winding road.  With a few delays my latest title SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration has officially released.   The book is available on amazon.com or any book store around the world. SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration was selected as the January, 2009, book giveaway on the Microsoft Subnet on networkworld.com. Each month, Microsoft Subnet and Pearson Education gives away 15 copies of a hot Microsoft title. Click here to enter the monthly book giveaway contest.

Cheers and good luck!!!

Ross Mistry, MVP

SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration Book Details

If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you've been searching for. Authored by a world-class expert on SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the basics, taking on the complex tasks that DBAs need to make the most of Microsoft's flagship database platform. SQL Server MVP, Ross Mistry presents proven techniques for SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrades, backup/restore, data transfer, indexing, high availability, security, and much more. He draws on extensive testing in high-profile production environments to offer step-by-step solutions and powerful tips you won't find anywhere else. Every chapter begins with a section identifying SQL Server 2008's most significant new improvements, and concludes with a convenient summary of best practices. Each chapter also outlines the benefits of leveraging Windows Server 2008.

The book is available at any book store around the world. 

Understand how to:

  • Master DBA tips, tricks, and best practices proven in actual enterprise environments
  • Install, upgrade or transition to SQL Server 2008.
  • Harden and Secure an implementation.
  • Encrypt SQL Server from an end-to-end perspective.
  • Implement high availability-and leverage SQL Server 2008's major improvements to failover clustering and database mirroring
  • Save time with SQL Server 2008's new policy-based management tools
  • Performance tune and troubleshoot a SQL Server 2008 environment.
  • Optimize application performance and manage workloads with the powerful new Resource Governor
  • Implement Performance Studio, maintenance plans, Transparent Data Encryption and much more...

Bonus Content:

  • The book is based on Windows Server 2008
  • Step by step instructions of how to implement a failover cluster on Windows Server 2008
  • SQL Server PoweShell Administration Tasks
  • Consolidate and virtualize SQL Server with Hyper-V
  • Step by step instructions on how to install Hyper-V
  • Proactively Monitor SQL Server with Operations Manager
  • Install Windows Server 2008 certificates to encrypt SQL Server data

About the Author

Ross Mistry, SQL Server MVP, MCTS, MCDBA, MCSE, is a principal consultant and partner with Convergent Computing, a San Francisco Bay Area IT consulting firm. Mistry focuses on designing and implementing SQL Server, Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, and System Center solutions for global Fortune 500 organizations. His SQL Server specialties include high availability, migrations, security, consolidation and virtualization.   As a lead Microsoft architect, some of his clients include Yahoo!, Williams-Sonoma, McDonald's, Ross Dress for Less, CIBC, Network Appliance and Gilead Sciences. He is the coauthor of Windows Server 2008 Unleashed and principal author of SQL Server 2005 Management and Administration. He is also a contributing writer on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed and SharePoint Server 2007 Unleashed.  Ross frequently speaks at international conferences around the world.  Most recently he has spoken at Microsoft user groups in the Silicon Valley, North American PASS, Europe PASS and Dev Connections.

Contributing Writers include:

Hilary Cotter - SQL Server MVP

John Welch - SQL Server MVP

Marco Shaw - PowerShell MVP

Maciej Pilecki - SQL Server MVP

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