Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

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Great news: here is a free book on SQL Server R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner.

The book contains 10 chapters and is extensively covering the new features (everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask 🙂 ). Here are the chapters: 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

The book can be downloaded from Microsoft Press website.