Crib-Sheets aim to give you the broad view. Each one tackles a key area of database development, administration or deployment and provides both a management view and a technical view of that topic. Each starts with the business reasons that will underpin a certain technology requirement and then moves on to the methods available to implement them. A Crib-Sheet is not about code solutions – see the Simple-Talk Workbench series for that – but about providing a good understanding of all the core concepts and terminology that surround a given technology or discipline. The aim is to cover each topic in just enough detail to perform a given function, no more.
This book contains a collection of Simple-Talk Crib-Sheets published between 2006 and 2008. It focuses on SQL Server topics, but also covers two .NET issues that are relevant to all SQL Server developers and DBAs.
For everything you need to know, rather than want to know, about SQL Server Reporting Services, replication, backup, XML, performance, data warehousing and more..