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Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration by Sylvester Carstarphen, Ken Simmons

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PART 1

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

C H A P T E R  1

New Features Overview

The release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 has introduced many new features that increase scalability, manageability, availability, programmability, and security across the enterprise. With many organizations focused on consolidation and virtualization, this couldn’t have come at a better time. As the demand for data keeps growing and security and compliance keep tightening, the role of the database administrator (DBA) has become an increasingly critical part of the organization. It is important for every DBA to have a good understanding of the tools available to help maintain a highly available, secure environment.

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