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Free E-Book on SQL Server 2008 R2


Free E-Book on SQL Server 2008 R2

Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner have done a wonderful job on this free e-book

You can download the full ebook in XPS format here and in PDF format here.



The book contains 10 chapters and 216 pages:


PART I   Database Administration


CHAPTER 1   SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions and Enhancements 3

CHAPTER 2   Multi-Server Administration 21

CHAPTER 3   Data-Tier Applications 41

CHAPTER 4   High Availability and Virtualization Enhancements 63

CHAPTER 5   Consolidation and Monitoring 85


PART II   Business Intelligence Development


CHAPTER 6   Scalable Data Warehousing 109

CHAPTER 7   Master Data Services 125

CHAPTER 8   Complex Event Processing with StreamInsight 145

CHAPTER 9   Reporting Services Enhancements 165

CHAPTER 10   Self-Service Analysis with PowerPivot 189


Embark on SQL 2008 R2 with the Free E-Book



Posted by Dukagjin Maloku on 21 April 2010

Thanks for the info, I just download it and seems nice stuff inside and all of them are new features in SQL Server 2008 R2!

Posted by Jason Brimhall on 21 April 2010

Good info.

Posted by Hugo Shebbeare on 21 April 2010

You're very welcome boys!

Posted by Steve Jones on 21 April 2010

I got this last week and started reading today. A little high level, but a good overview of what is changing in R2.

Posted by Hugo Shebbeare on 21 April 2010

There is also a video with R2 changes aimed at Developers:

Posted by Hugo Shebbeare on 4 May 2010
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