Free E-Book – Introducing SQL Server 2012

CRM 2011 rollup 8 is on the way and to get the large benefits of this rollup (cross browser, mobile apps, better reporting) you will need to be running SQL Server 2012.  So the bottom line is we are all going to need to know how SQL Server 2012 works

So to help you get to grips  MS Press are giving away a free SQL Server 2012 ebook, so a big thanks to the writers Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner.

To buy the hardback version of the book it will cost you 15 bucks but you can download the pdf version completely free.

Click here to download the pdf version

download the PDF version of this title here

below is the contents page of the book.


1. SQL Server 2012 Editions and Engine Enhancements

2. High-Availability and Disaster-Recovery Enhancements

3. Performance and Scalability

4. Security Enhancements

5. Programmability and Beyond-Relational Enhancements


6. Integration Services

7. Data Quality Services

8. Master Data Services

9. Analysis Services and PowerPivot

10. Reporting Services


3 thoughts on “Free E-Book – Introducing SQL Server 2012

  1. Scott April 23, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    Did Microsoft specify that you will need SQL 2012 to get the ‘large benefits’ of the rollup 8? I just read that now UR8 supports SQL 2012.


    • Hosk April 23, 2012 / 9:43 pm

      I assumed you would have to upgrade to SQL Server 2012 because the new reporting functionality needs it – powerview.

      You could be right and that you might not have to upgrade, I had assumed (possibly wrongly) that other pieces of new functionality would leverage SQL server 2012.


      • Scott April 24, 2012 / 12:11 pm

        I hope not. Only time will tell – thanks!


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