From the Back Cover
Create and modify databases and keep them secure
Get up to speed on using T-SQL to store and manipulate data
SQL Server 2005 improves an already great database management system. This book shows you how to put it to work in a hurry. You’ll find out how to use the SQL Server Management Studio and the SQLCMD utility to write T-SQL code, retrieve data from single or multiple SQL Server tables, add data using the INSERT statement, and much more.
Create queries to retrieve data
– Ensure SQL Server security
– Use Visual Studio® 2005 with SQL Server
– Create tables, views, and indexes
– Work with Common Language Runtime
– Query XML data
About the Author
Andrew Watt wrote his first computer programs back in 1985. He is an independent consultant, experienced author, and Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for SQL Server. His areas of interest and expertise include SQL Server 2005, Windows PowerShell, XML, and Microsoft InfoPath.
Andrew first used SQL Server in version 7.0 and was an active participant in the SQL Server 2005 beta program from August 2003.
Among the books Andrew has written, or co-written, are SQL Server 2005 For Dummies, Beginning Regular Expressions, Beginning XML (3rd edition), Beginning RSS & Atom Programming, Professional XML (2nd edition), and Designing SVG Web Graphics.
Andrew is often seen answering questions in Microsoft’s SQL Server and other newsgroups. Feel free to get involved in the community there. He can be contacted direct at [email protected] Due to the volume of e-mail he receives, he can’t guarantee to respond to every e-mail.