Issue OverviewSQL Server Insider - May 2010, Vol. 2
When proposing an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 to management, you need to focus more on ROI than its cool, new features. In the second volume of the SQL Server Insider e-zine, you’ll learn how to draft a presentation that will wow the higher ups and convince them that migrating to SQL Server 2008 R2 is worth it. We’ll also share a few indexing tricks that you should know to keep your databases running at peak performance. In our final article, a few SQL Server experts share their thoughts on whether becoming better versed in certain technologies - like business intelligence and cloud computing - will help DBAs move up the corporate ladder. Access >>>
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Evaluating the ROI of a SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade
by Matthew Schroeder, Contributor
Cool new features may not impress management, but return on investment always will. Speak an executive’s language when making the hard pitch for a SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade.
- Evaluating the ROI of a SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade by Matthew Schroeder, Contributor
SQL Server index tuning for peak performance
by Denny Cherry, Contributor
Without the correct table indexes, SQL Server performance will quickly suffer. Here are a few tricks every DBA should know.
- SQL Server index tuning for peak performance by Denny Cherry, Contributor
DBA career paths could lead to business intelligence
by Brendan Cournoyer, Site Editor
Business intelligence could prove to be an ideal specialty for SQL Server DBAs who feel like they've hit a wall with their current jobs.
- DBA career paths could lead to business intelligence by Brendan Cournoyer, Site Editor
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