I’m not a SQL Server Most Valuable Professional anymore, but I was when this amazing project got underway, and I am proud to contribute as an author on SQL Server Integration Services. SQL Server MVP Deep Dives is a unique book. It has:
- 53 authors
- 59 chapters
- Coverage of database design, development, administration and performance tuning
- Coverage of the SQL Server BI suite: SSIS, SSAS and SSRS
But that’s not the coolest thing about this book. The coolest thing is where the money goes. All author royalties (that’s right – 100%) go to War Child International, a network of independent organizations, working across the world to help children affected by war. So not only will this book help you become a better SQL Server practitioner, it will also help children around the world.
You can pre-order the book online today at the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives web site, and get immediate access to a pre-release PDF copy of the book. (Note: if you order before the end of September and use the code pop0928 at the checkout you will also save 50%!) Also, if you’re attending the PASS Summit in Seattle in early November, you can buy a copy at the conference bookstore and it signed by many of the authors. I’ll be there, and based on the email I’ve seen we’ll see a majority of the authors and editors should be there as well.
I’ll see you at PASS!
 You can’t be an MVP and a Microsoft employee at the same time, so when I joined Microsoft they took away my MVP status. Which was OK.
 Not, as some may think, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping aging Jethro Tull fans.