Clinic 10259: SQL Server 2008: Database Infrastructure and Scalability

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Introduction This modular 12-hour clinic allows you to skip to the tracks which are most relevant to you. This clinic will help DBAs understand how to exploit the new SQL Server 2008 capabilities, how to enable application scalability, and how to manage a database that makes use of the new features in SQL Server 2008.

This clinic covers the following topics.
  • Availability, Security, Scalability, and Resource Management and Troubleshooting Enhancements
  • Policy-Based Management and Multi-Server Administration
  • Performance Data Collection
  • Management Implications of New Features

The prerequisites for this clinic are as follows:
  • Participants must have real-world SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 20…

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Introduction This modular 12-hour clinic allows you to skip to the tracks which are most relevant to you. This clinic will help DBAs understand how to exploit the new SQL Server 2008 capabilities, how to enable application scalability, and how to manage a database that makes use of the new features in SQL Server 2008.

This clinic covers the following topics.
  • Availability, Security, Scalability, and Resource Management and Troubleshooting Enhancements
  • Policy-Based Management and Multi-Server Administration
  • Performance Data Collection
  • Management Implications of New Features

The prerequisites for this clinic are as follows:
  • Participants must have real-world SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 administration experience
  • Participants must have basic operational familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Participants are encouraged to have real-world experience designing and implementing database schemas
Objectives At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Learn about the new features of SQL Server 2008 that developers will use that have management implications
  • Deep and intensive 200-300 level technical training custom-designed for professional DBAs and IT-Pros
  • Courseware developed by Paul S. Randal and Kimberly L. Tripp of www.sqlskills.com, pre-eminent experts in SQL Server administration
  • Get hands-on experience with SQL Server 2008 administration (not available in all locations)
Modules & Lessons Essential SQL Server 2008: Database Infrastructure and Scalability Module Overview Essential SQL Server 2008: Database Infrastructure and Scalability Introduction Module Objectives for each workshop Availability Enhancements Module overview Demo: Database Mirroring automatic page repair Database Mirroring enhancements continued, automatic page repair, log stream Backup compression and using Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to encrypt data Hot-add CPU, DBCC CHECKDB enhancements, failover clustering enhancements Peer-to-peer replication enhancements Demo: Peer-to-peer replication Policy-Based Management and Multi-Server Administration Module overview, central management server Demo: Central management server Central management server metadata, multi-server script execution Demo: Multi-server script execution Policy-based management overview, conditions, facets and policies Policy-based management demo: Facets and conditions Applying facets and conditions to policies, policy enforcement Demo: Applying facets and conditions to policies Policy based management architecture and execution Demo: Applying policies to multiple servers Policy based management advanced topics Performance Data Collection Module overview, management data warehouse Demo: Creating and configuring a management data warehouse Data collection overview and architecture Demo: Configuring system data collection on an instance Demo: Transact-SQL custom data collection Data collection reports and module summary Resource Management and Troubleshooting Enhancements Module Overview Demo: Resource Governor Extended events, predicates, actions, targets, types, maps, sessions Security Enhancements Module overview Transparent data encryption Demo: Transparent data encryption Backups and transparent data encryption, transparent data encryption limitations Integrated authentication enhancements, SQL Server 2008 auditing improvements Demo: SQL Server 2008 all actions audited Security Summary Management Implications of New Features Part 1 Module overview, spatial indexes, integrated full-text search Problems addressed by sparse columns Demo: Sparse columns and column sets Sparse columns and filtered indexes, best practices for sparse columns Demo: Constructing tabular data sets with sparse columns Limitations of sparse columns and interaction with other features Overview of filtered indexes Demo: Using filtered indexes with sparse columns Filtered statistics, monitoring filtered indexes and statistics Demo: Using filtered indexes for improved index coverage Management Implications of New Features Part 2 Filtered index best practices Demo: Filtered index system metadata Filtered index limitations Change tracking overview, change tracking best practices Change data capture (CDC) overview Demo: Change Data Capture Blob storage with Filestream overview, enabling Filestream Filestream security, filestream and transactions, monitoring filestream storage Demo: Filestream manageability demo Scalability Enhancements Data compression overview, data compression trade-offs Demo: Estimating data compression space savings Estimating data compressing space savings, choosing row compression Demo: Enabling compression and comparing performance Enabling and disabling compression, data compression options and syntax Service broker improvements, Service Broker conversation priority Query optimizer enhancements, MERGE overview Forcing query optimizer plans with plan guides Demo: Using plan guides Star join optimizer improvements Partitioning enhancements overview, partition-aligned indexed views Partitioning and lock escalation enhancements Demo: Improving concurrency with partition lock escalation Module review System Requirements To view this course, you need:
  • A Pentium II, 256 MB RAM with a processor speed greater than or equal to 400 MHZ
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 7.0 or higher (1MB disk space needed to install)
  • Microsoft Silverlight 4.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 or higher
  • A Super VGA monitor with minimum screen resolution 1024x768, with 16-bit color.
  • A sound card, and either speakers or headphones (for multi-media audio).
  • Internet bandwidth of 56K or faster. Broadband internet access is recommended.
For courses containing Virtual Server-based labs (courses in the IT Professional and Developer Catalog), you will need:
  • Microsoft Virtual Server ActiveX control (1MB disk space needed to install)
Test your computer's capabilities to see if it supports this course. Accessibility Requirements The following software must be running on your computer in order to access this course with Screen Reader Software:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Window-Eyes from GW Micro
  • JAWS from Freedom Scientific
  • MSAA enabled
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