Are you just getting started as a DBA? Supporting SQL Server as the back-end to a third-party application? Maybe you’ve just had SQL Server dumped on you because you’re the “Microsoft person” in your office. Whatever your reason, you DO NOT NEED a 1000 page book to get started with SQL Server. If you’ll invest just an hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—you’ll be up to speed before you know it. Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server operations, including maintenance, backup and recovery, high availability, and performance monitoring. You’ll learn exactly what you can do, and what you shouldn’t touch. Most importantly, you’ll learn the day-to-day tasks and techniques you need to keep SQL Server humming along smoothly. Designed to be immediately effective for readers with any level of experience. This book is as version-neutral as possible, covering techniquesfor SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012,and SQL Server 2014.
Note that this book is not available directly from ebook stores like Amazon or iBooks. Manning sells ebook formats directly, and all paperback books (no matter where you buy them) include a free ebook in PDF, Kindle, and EPUB.
The author offers private on-site SQL Server training.
sql_online_files – the lab answers (as appropriate) and worksheet documents for the book.