Category Archives: Book

SQL Server MVP Deep Dives

I’m not a SQL Server Most Valuable Professional anymore[1], 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 … Continue reading

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T-SQL Fundamentals is (Almost) Here!

Not too long ago I posted about Itzik Ben-Gan’s excellent book Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying and how valuable I’ve found it. Well, Itzik has just completed work on his next book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals. … Continue reading

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Buy This Book, or Your Database Gets It!

At last night’s VDUNY meeting I talked about a whole bunch of new features in SQL Server 2008 for database developers. And because this is a favorite topic of mine[1] a lot of the discussion revolved around Transact-SQL. And you … Continue reading

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Books, books, books!

My “A Whirlwind Tour of SQL Server Integration Services” presentation last week at the CNY Developers User Group was a huge success. We had a big turnout and everyone seemed very enthusiastic about the capabilities of the SSIS platform, and … Continue reading

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BI the Book!

Currently there are not many books available to help people get up to speed on the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform. Most of the books I’ve found assume a decent level of technical knowledge in the reader. This isn’t a problem … Continue reading

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