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.

Adam Jorgensen

Data Strategist, Author, Speaker and Advisor for all things Data.. Big or otherwise..

Jorge Segarra

Jorge Segarra, also known on Twitter as 'SQLChicken', was one of the finalists of the Exceptional DBA award this year. He lives and works in Tampa, Florida. As well as working as a DBA, he's a Hypervisor for the PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter and chapter leader of the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter, and has also co-authored the book from Apress “Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management“.

Patrick LeBlanc

Patrick LeBlanc is a Data Platform Technical Solution Professional at Microsoft, working directly with customers on the business value of SQL Server. He co-authored SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer and Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, and founded www.sqllunch.com, a website devoted to teaching SQL Server technologies.

Jose Chinchilla

Jose Chinchilla is Microsoft Certified Professional with dual MCITP certifications on SQL Server Database Administration and Business Intelligence Development. His career focus has been in Database Modeling, Data Warehouse and ETL Architecture, OLAP Cube Analysis, Master Data Management and Data Quality Frameworks. Jose is a frequent speaker at PASS events including SQL Saturday, 24 Hours of PASS and other events such as Code Camps. He is the founder and CEO of Agile Bay, Inc and serves as President of the Tampa Bay Business Intelligence User Group.

Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson is a Senior SQL Server Architect with over 10 years of experience in architecture, business intelligence, development, and performance tuning of Microsoft SQL Server. He has experience managing enterprise-wide data needs in both transactional and data warehouse environments. Aaron holds certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, and Database Developer.