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SQL Server XML Schemas

When information is exchanged in XML format, there needs to be an agreement between the sender and receiver about the structure and content of the XML document. An XSD (XML Schema Definition Language) Schema can be used to enforce this contract and validate the XML data being exchanged. Jacob Sebastian’s book explains all.

Jacob Sebastian

2009-02-10

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How to Become an Exceptional DBA

Brad McGehee provides a "career guide" for DBAs. It is intended both to help prospective DBAs find a "way in" to the profession, and to advise existing DBAs on how they can excel at their jobs, and so become Exceptional DBAs.

Brad McGehee

2009-02-10

6,234 reads

Brad’s Sure Guide to SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 has hundreds of new features and improvements for Production DBAs, Developer DBAs, and Business Intelligence specialists…in this book I focus on what I thought were the ten most important new features for Production DBAs.

Brad McGehee

2009-02-10

13,913 reads

SQL Server Crib Sheet Compendium

As a developer, DBA or manager, you may not really want to know all about XML, replication or Reporting Services, but if your next project uses one or more of these technologies heavily then the best place to start is with the ‘jungle roof’ view of each topic that this Crib Sheet compendium provides.

Tony Davis

2009-02-10

10,093 reads

SQL Server Execution Plans

Every day, out in the SQL Server forums, the same questions come up again and again: why is this query running slow? Why isn’t my index getting used? In order to arrive at the answer you have to ask the same return question in each case: have you looked at the execution plan? Grant Fritchey provides the only dedicated and detailed book on this essential topic.

Grant Fritchey

2009-02-10

45,280 reads

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