The book is divided into 6 parts: Preparing to Develop with SQL Server; Building and Managing Databases with SQL Server; Managing Data with SQL Server; Implementing Business Rules with SQL Server; Monitoring and Performance Tuning with SQL Server; and Advanced Data Transfer and Analysis with SQL Server. Comprehensive coverage: This Bible covers both beginning and advanced topics. Topics covered include: installing and configuring SQL Server; using SQL server’s development tools; securing databases; retrieving data; SQL Server transactions; working with XML; understanding transact SQL language extensions; developing stored procedures; tuning queries and indexes; and developing for English query. Sample database applications: The book builds on sample database applications to demonstrate topics/concepts. Sidebars: So as readers can focus on practical information; the author is using sidebars throughout to explain the best practices associated with the product and highlight material. ABOUT THE CD-ROM The CD-ROM contains the sample database applications and code examples in the book; SQL Server utilities; and links to Web sites; including the author’s own SQL Server Web site (www.IsNotNull.com).