Five SQL Server books to watch for in 2010

If your New Year's resolution is to refine your SQL Server knowledge, we've got you covered. From data visualization to robust clustering and mirroring solutions, these five books, scheduled for release in 2010, are a must-read for anyone looking to fine-tune their SQL Server skills or acquire new ones.

If your New Year's resolution is to refine your SQL Server knowledge, these four books, scheduled for release in 2010, have you covered. Covering topics ranging from data visualization to robust clustering and mirroring solutions, these titles are a must-read for anyone looking to fine-tune their SQL Server skills or acquire new ones.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analytics & Data Visualization

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analytics & Data Visualization  

By: Doug Harts, Jim Dugan and Tricia Almas
Publish date: July 6, 2010 (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media)

With a comprehensive overview of the next-generation Business Intelligence tools available in SQL Server 2008, this book will help DBAs and BI architects incorporate the latest 3-D visualization techniques in their data reporting, analysis, and measurements.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Unleashed

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Unleashed  

By: Ray Rankins , Paul Bertucci , Chris Gallelli and Alex T. Silverstein
Publish date: June 28, 2010 (Sams)

From DBAs to developers, consultants to users, this book is an all-encompassing resource for anyone who works with SQL Server 2008. With coverage on all aspects of SQL Server, from installation and upgrades to performance monitoring and troubleshooting, this book will help professionals build on their SQL Server knowledge.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability with Clustering & Database Mirroring

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability with Clustering & Database Mirroring  

By: Michael Otey
Publish date: January 13, 2010 (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media)

This book provides hands-on strategies for managing both clusters and database mirroring in a real-world environment and can help you ensure zero database loss, avoid system downtime, and provide instant data backups.

Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting

Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting  

By: Christian Bolton, Justin Langford, Brent Ozar, James Rowland-Jones And Steven Wort
Publish date: January 7, 2010 (Wrox)

With a thorough look at the SQL Server database architecture and internals as well as Windows OS internals, this book provides readers in-depth coverage of best practices and tools for SQL Server 2008 troubleshooting.

Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management

Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management  

By: Ken Simmons, Jorge Segarra and Colin Stasiuk
Publish date: May 2, 2010 (Apress)

Covering everything from a basic introduction to policy-based management to creating your own custom policies to enforce consistent rules across your organization, this book is for database administrators seeking in-depth knowledge on administering servers using the new policy-based management features found in SQL Server 2008.

This was first published in December 2009

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