This book is a how-to guide for experienced DBAs. The book will be loaded with unique tips, tricks and workarounds for handling the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, inlcuding: Managing and monitoring SQL Server Automating administration Security Change management Performance tuning Scaling and replication Clustering Backup and recovery Overall, the 2008 edition will be about 30% new and revised; however, some key areas of the book will be more heavily updated (as much as 50-60%). The following new features will be covered in depth in the 2008 book: Change Data Capture Performance Studio Query Governor New techniques for Monitoring and Policy Management. The authors also plan to cover related tools that DBAs will find useful---for example, Visual Studio Team Systems for Database Professionals to show DBAs how to perform change management. The book's companion website will provide all of the sample code in the book, plus useful utilities for automating various administrative tasks.