"Teach yourself how to use SQL Server 2012--one step at a time. Ideal for beginning database administrators and developers, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises to help you design and manage databases, develop reports, and employ business intelligence systems"--
Use your SQL Server skills to create and manage key data reports Deliver interactive business intelligence reports using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, and help facilitate real-time decision making throughout the enterprise. SQL Server expert Stacia Misner shows you in detail how to design, manage, and access custom reports that capture data from multiple sources. This book is ideal for experienced SQL Server developers, whether you’re new to Reporting Services or upgrading from an earlier version. Discover how to: Use the latest features, including the Power View ad hoc reporting tool Design reports by understanding how your audience accesses and uses data Add interactive features to help end users sort and filter data Create rich data visualization with charts, gauges, indictors, and data maps Configure your report server, provide security, and monitor report contents Use SharePoint or Report Manager to search and access reports online Create a library of report parts that clients can use for ad hoc reporting Build and manage reports using Reporting Services as a development platform
Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at peak. The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and a host of tips, workarounds, and best practices. In addition, downloadable code is available from the book's companion web site, which you can use to jumpstart your own projects. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 for database administrators and developers Covers all the software's new features and capabilities, including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to client connectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availability of mission-critical applications Explains major new changes to the SQL Server Business Intelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhance your learning Provides source code from the companion web site, which you can use as a basis for your own projects Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to help you on the job Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible.
MCSA GUIDE TO MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2012 (Exam #70-462) provides a thorough introduction to essential database administration principles and practices to prepare readers for certification and career success. Ideal for formal courses, self-study, or professional reference, this detailed text employs a lab-based approach to help users develop the core knowledge and practical skills they need to master Microsoft SQL Server administration in an enterprise environment and pass Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Exam 70-462. The text opens with information on the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, offering step-by-step guidance on selecting an edition and completing initial installation and configuration. Several chapters then explore key topics such as database programming, security, performance tuning, backup and recovery, data integration, and system monitoring. Within each chapter, numerous resources and features reinforce teaching and learning, including learning objectives, summaries of key ideas, hands-on activities, discusssion questions, definitions of important terms, and case studies to provide real-world context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Real-World Skills for MCSA Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463)
Author: Tom Carpenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Implement, maintain, and repair SQL Server 2012databases As the most significant update since 2008, Microsoft SQL Server2012 boasts updates and new features that are critical tounderstand. Whether you manage and administer SQL Server 2012 orare planning to get your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification, thisbook is the perfect supplement to your learning and preparation.From understanding SQL Server's roles to implementing businessintelligence and reporting, this practical book explores tasks andscenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and showsyou step by step how to handle them. Includes practice exams and coverage of exam objectives forthose seeking MSCA: SQL Server 2012 certification Explores the skills you'll need on the job as a SQL Server 2012DBA Discusses designing and implementing database solutions Walks you through administrating, maintaining, and securing SQLServer 2012 Addresses implementing high availability and datadistribution Includes bonus videos where the author walks you through someof the more difficult tasks expected of a DBA Featuring hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, thisresource guides you through the essentials of implementing,maintaining, and repairing SQL Server 2012 databases.
Analyze tabular data using the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services--and discover a simpler method for creating corporate-level BI solutions. Led by three BI experts, you'll learn how to build, deploy, and query a BISM tabular model with step-by-step guides, examples, adn best practices. This hands-on book shows you how the tabular model's in-memory database enables you to perform rapid analytics--whether you're a professional BI developer new to Analysis Services or already familiar with its multidimensional model --
Book-and-video package gets novices up to speed on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 If you need a practical, hands-on introduction, especially to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), this book-and-video package from authority Brian Knight is the perfect solution. Each lesson includes three major components: a description of how each SSIS feature or process works, a tutorial that walks you through the process or technique, and an accompanying video lesson. It's a complete learning package that will give you the confidence you need to start your first SSIS project. Guides novice database administrators and developers who are learning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Provides expert instruction from leading SQL Server authority and author, Brian Knight Includes a book and a video, complete instruction that includes lessons, hands-on tutorials, and video demonstrations by the author Covers the very latest changes and updates in the SQL Server 2012 release Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer makes SQL Server 2012 and SSIS much less intimidating. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Security is a practical, hands-on guide that provides a number of clear, step-by-step exercises for getting started with cube security.This book is aimed at Database Administrators, Data Architects, and Systems Administrators who are managing the SQL Server data platform. It is also beneficial for analysis services developers who already have some experience with the technology, but who want to go into more detail on advanced topics and learn best practices for cube design.
A must-have guide for the latest updates to the new release of Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to create reports and business intelligence (BI) solutions. With this updated resource, a team of experts shows you how Reporting Services makes reporting faster, easier and more powerful than ever in web, desktop, and portal solutions. New coverage discusses the new reporting tool called Crescent, BI semantic model's impact on report design and creation, semantic model design, and more. You'll explore the major enhancements to Report Builder and benefit from best practices shared by the authors. Builds on the previous edition while also providing coverage of the new features introduced with SQL Server 2012 Explains Reporting Services architecture and BI fundamentals Covers advanced report design and filtering techniques, walking you through each design, discussing its purpose and the conditions where it could be more efficient Discusses semantic model design, Report Builder, Crescent, and more Targets business analysts and report designers as well as BI solution developers Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is mandatory reading if you are eager to start using the newest version of SQL Server Reporting Services.
From the author and series editor of the immensely popular ADMINISTRATOR'S POCKET CONSULTANT series from Microsoft Press®-this pocket-size guide delivers fast, accurate answers on the spot for IT professionals. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, 2nd Edition is the ideal concise, immediate reference you'll want with you at all times as you deal with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 and SQL Server® 2008 R2 administration. Whether you handle administration for 50 users or 5000, this hands-on, fast answers guide focuses on what you need to do to get the job done quickly. With extensive easy-to-read tables, lists, and step-by-step instructions, it's the portable, readable guide that you consistently save you time and minimize system downtime by giving you the right information right now. Get fast facts to: Plan, deploy, and configure SQL Server® 2008 R2 Administer server and surface security, access, and network configuration Import, export, transform, and replicate data Use SQL Server® Management Studio for core administrative tasks Manipulate schemas, tables, indexes, and views Automate maintenance and implement policy-based management Monitor server activity and tune performance Manage log shipping and database mirroring Perform backups and recovery
"In this SQL Server 70-463 Exam training course, expert Steve Hamilton will teach you everything you need to know to pass the Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 test. It is required that you pass the 70-463 exam in order to achieve your MCSA and MCSE certifications from Microsoft. Steve Hamilton takes you through each of the topics that you will have to master to pass the SQL Server 2012 70-463 exam. Throughout this tutorial video, you will learn how to design and implement a data warehouse, extract and transform data, load data, configure and deploy SSIS solutions and build data quality solutions. Each topic is broken down into step-by-step lessons, allowing you to learn quickly, and retain what you learn more effectively. Once you have completed this video based training course for the Microsoft SQL Server 70-463 Exam, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to Implement a Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2012. You will be fully prepared to write, and pass, your 70-463 exam and continue towards earning your MCSA and MCSE certifications."--Resource description page.
Implement a Robust BI Solution with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Equip your organization for informed, timely decision making using the expert tips and best practices in this practical guide. Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Third Edition explains how to effectively develop, customize, and distribute meaningful information to users enterprise-wide. Learn how to build data marts and create BI Semantic Models, work with the MDX and DAX languages, and share insights using Microsoft client tools. Data mining and forecasting are also covered in this comprehensive resource. Understand the goals and components of successful BI Design, deploy, and manage data marts and OLAP cubes Load and cleanse data with SQL Server Integration Services Manipulate and analyze data using MDX and DAX scripts and queries Work with SQL Server Analysis Services and the BI Semantic Model Author interactive reports using SQL Server Data Tools Create KPIs and digital dashboards Use data mining to identify patterns, correlations, and clusters Implement time-based analytics Embed BI reports in custom applications using ADOMD.NET
Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 R2 requires passing three exams (or one Upgrade exam if you have your MCSA or MCITP in Windows Server 2008). This value-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of quality exam-prep content, covering 100% of the objective domains of all three exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417). In addition, you get access to an interactive practice test environment with more than 500 questions, electronic flashcards, and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Both first-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server 2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prep guide. Completely updated to cover the Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as the Upgrade exam: 70-417 Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012; deploying and configuring DNS service; administering Active Directory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; and configuring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networking services Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying and maintaining servers, configuring a network policy server infrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, and much more Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practice exam questions, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of video demonstrations Covers all exam objectives MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide arms you with all the information you must master to achieve MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012 R2.
This book is the most comprehensive reference on Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 today. Readers will gain knowledge of the programming and database administration aspects behind this popular relational database management system. The text provides a comprehensive understanding of the nuts and bolts of developing and administrating complex SQL Server systems.
Understand Microsoft's dramatically updated new release of its premier toolset for business intelligence The first major update to Microsoft's state-of-the-art, complex toolset for business intelligence (BI) in years is now available and what better way to master it than with this detailed book from key members of the product's development team? If you're a database or data warehouse developer, this is the expert resource you need to build full-scale, multi-dimensional, database applications using Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and related tools. Discover how to solve real-world BI problems by leveraging a slew of powerful new Analysis Services features and capabilities. These include the new DAX language, which is a more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and much more. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services BI product and is written by key members of the Microsoft Analysis Services product development team Covers SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, a major new release with a host of powerful new features and capabilities Topics include using the new DAX language, a simplified, more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and a new, yet-to-be-named BI reporting tool Explores real-world scenarios to help developers build comprehensive solutions Get thoroughly up to speed on this powerful new BI toolset with the timely and authoritative Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX.