Microsoft press released another free ebook called “Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2”, by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. This ebook lets you learn major new features in the “R2” the successor of SQL Server 2008.

The e-book focuses on Business Intelligence Development along with information around upgrading, consolidation and monitoring. If you are in to Microsoft SQL, then this ebook will be very useful to you. Also you have to note that this 216 pages ebook provides only an overview of SQL Server 2008 R2.

The 216 pages ebook is divided in to 10 chapters and available in both PDF and XPS formats.

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PART I   Database Administration

CHAPTER 1   SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions and Enhancements
CHAPTER 2   Multi-Server Administration
CHAPTER 3   Data-Tier Applications
CHAPTER 4   High Availability and Virtualization Enhancements
CHAPTER 5   Consolidation and Monitoring

PART II   Business Intelligence Development

CHAPTER 6   Scalable Data Warehousing
CHAPTER 7   Master Data Services
CHAPTER 8   Complex Event Processing with StreamInsight
CHAPTER 9   Reporting Services Enhancements
CHAPTER 10   Self-Service Analysis with PowerPivot

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