Microsoft Press has released the final and complete version of “Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012”, by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner, in pdf format. All ten chapters of the book are available to download for free.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 delivers significant enhancements to well-known, critical capabilities like high availability and disaster recovery. These enhancements promise to assist organizations in achieving the highest mission-critical confidence to date. Server Core support along with breakthrough features like AlwaysOn Availability Groups, active secondaries, and key improvements to features such as failover clustering now offer organizations a range of accommodating options to achieve maximum application availability and data protection for SQL Server instances and databases within a datacenter and across datacenters.
Table of Contents
- SQL Server 2012 Editions and Engine Enhancements
- High-Availability and Disaster-Recovery Enhancements
- Performance and Scalability
- Security Enhancements
- Programmability and Beyond-Relational Enhancements
- Integration Services
- Data Quality Services
- Master Data Services
- Analysis Services and PowerPivot
- Reporting Services