Saturday, April 17, 2010

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL 2008 R2

Microsoft Press has made a free ebook available for everybody who is interested in SQL Server 2008 R2. It is an introduction in all new features of SQL 2008 R2.  The book contains 10 chapters and 216 pages:

Part I Database Administration

Chapter 1 SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions and Enhancements 3
Chapter 2 Multi-Server Administration 21
Chapter 3 Data-Tier Applications 41
Chapter 4 High Availability and Virtualization Enhancements 63
Chapter 5 Consolidation and Monitoring 85

Part II Business Intelligence Development

Chapter 6 Scalable Data Warehousing 109
Chapter 7 Master Data Services 125
Chapter 8 Complex Event Processing with StreamInsight 145
Chapter 9 Reporting Services Enhancements 165
Chapter 10 Self-Service Analysis with PowerPivot 189

You can download the ebook in XPS format and in PDF format. This is a good initiative of Microsoft Press. I think all Microsoft Press books should come free available as ebooks. Let see what will happen.
Enjoy reading the topics you like.

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