SQL Server 2008 introduces many new features that will change database administration
procedures; many DBAs will be forced to migrate to SQL
Server 2008. This book teaches you how to develop the skills required to successfully administer a SQL
Server 2008 database; no prior experience is required. The material covers system installation and configuration/architecting, implementing and monitoring security controls, configuring and managing network communications, automating administration
tasks, disaster prevention and recovery, performance monitoring, optimizing and ensuring high availability, as well as major SQL
Server 2008 components including Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Service Broker.