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There are a number of barriers to availability, and only some of these are addressable by DBMS technology. This session looks at some of the features of SQL Server 2005, the next release of the SQL Server product, that can help address some of these barriers. We look at three specific areas: database server failure or disaster, user or application error, and data access concurrency limitations, and also discuss database mirroring and clustering.
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Microsoft Press Books
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
Summary: Your one-volume guide to planning, deployment, administration, and support. Get your mission-critical databases up and running quickly with this essential, single-volume guide. This comprehensive administrators reference details features and capabilities of SQL Server 2005, including how to implement business intelligence applications. It delivers the easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job-results.
MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-444): Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Summary: Your 2-in-1 Self-Paced Training Kit. Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-444 and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you've learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises.
MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-443): Designing a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Summary: Your 2-in-1 Self-Paced Training Kit. Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCITP Exam 70-443 and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you've learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Database Essentials Step by Step
Summary: Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to learning the fundamentals of SQL Server 2005 programming. Get the guidance you need to start designing databases-one step at a time. With this practical tutorial, you'll teach yourself the core skills for building and managing databases with the next generation of SQL Server.
SQL Server 2005 Distilled
Summary: SQL Server 2005 Distilled offers realistic insight into every significant aspect of SQL Server 2005: its new features, architecture, administrative tools, security model, data management capabilities, development environment, and much more.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 A Beginner's Guide
Summary: This bestselling beginner's guide gets users up and running on SQL Server 2005. The book covers database concepts, and discusses key topics for new users including the SQL Server Workbench, T-SQL, automated administration tasks, security, and analysis.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 The Complete Reference
Summary: Filled with practical solutions and real-world examples, this resource includes full details on: Enterprise data management capabilities, including security and clustering Powerful developer tools—T-SQL, .NET CLR, XML, ADO.NET 2.0 Business Intelligence features, such as Integration Services, data warehousing, and reports.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services 2005
Summary: With coverage of everything from installation to administration, the book demonstrates how to use this powerful server-based reporting solution to improve business decision-making and facilitate company-wide—even worldwide—communication.