Microsoft SQL Server 2000: A Guide to Enhancements and New Features

Author: Rahul Sharma
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ISBN: 0201752832
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (19 March, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 461,203
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5
Details and to the point
I found this book to be very useful for my work. For quite sometime, I had been planning on getting a book on SQL 2000 since we are planning to switch to SS2K from SQL 7.0 and was interested in the new features and enhancements that are available in SS2K. This book covers all of the issues in detail.

The chapters on Advanced DBA topics are very good and the chapter on performancce debugging is especially very helpful. An excellent resource for anyone who works with SQL Server.

Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Book
I have been an avid reader of Mr.Sharma's article at and and like the way he presents the information. No munching of words, just pure technical information. He has done the same in this book. The chapters on performance issues, profiler, indexed views, collations and the section on Advanced DBA topics is very good.

Even though the chapter on the XML Support in SS2k is good it only talks about openxml and the other native support provided in SQL Server, he should also have covered SQLXML as well which is one thing that is missing from the book. With the release of SQLXML 3.0, the XML functionality of SQL Server is very much enhanced.

It is a very good book though, written with careful thought, illustrated with a lot of examples, no page fillers unlike most of the technical books out there. A definite buy.

Rating: 5 out of 5
Must have for DBAs and Developers
Excellent coverage of enhancements. The step-by-step approach is very handy and provides a quick reference. A must have on the self of any SQL Server DBA. Highly recommended. Comparison to Oracle is also good. Am already using the scripts and utilities from the book.

Good Luck

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