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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities, including database administrators, application developers, and techni ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published April 7th 2012 by Microsoft Press (first published 2012)
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Ahmed Salem
Chris Lockhart
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is really 290 page sales flyer for upgrading to SQL Server 2012. Rather than an Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 it is an more an introduction to the release of SQL Server 2012 and the changes involved. It describes changes and improvements in the new version and useless cursory information on how to use them. I say it is useless, because nobody would keep this book on their shelf as a reference.
I got this book in order to lay a foundation on which to continue learning about this n
Sep 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book fails utterly to introduce SQL Server 2012. This book describes how to use the new features of SQL Server 2012. It does not describe what the new features are or why they are useful, nor does it even mention any feature that isn't new. Do not read this book.
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the release notes that you wished companies published: this is an overview of most of the changes between SQL Server 2008R2 and SQL Server 2012. The book is conveniently divided in to two sections: DBA/Developers and Analysts. Depending on your job, one half is going to be more interesting than the other, but there is definitely enough content here to pique ones interest.
Louis Marier
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Introduced all the new features (tabular SSAS model, column indexes, etc.) of SQL Server 2012. The book is very well written and concise. It can also be downloaded freely as a PDF file at
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good stuff in the Administration section with practical examples and scenarios.
Mostly marketing stuff in the BI Section. Introduced features with not much detail on how to actually get them implemented.
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book is only useful if you know everything that the previous version of SQL Server did. I got a basic overview of the changes. But it's not too helpful unless you have mastered the concepts in teh previous versions.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sql-server
A great basic introduction to the SQL Server platform and its components.
Unfortunately a huge majority of the examples are on the GUI. I would like the examples to be on the GUI and through the API.
I general the book is recommended as a quick introduction to the latest version of SQL Server.
Mark Polino
Apr 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2012
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is a solid look at new SQL Server features.
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