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OT: Introducing SQL Server 2008 Book is Content Complete

With some help from two esteemed colleagues, Greg Low and Mark Whitehorn, the Introducing SQL Server 2008 book is now content complete. Sure, there is still some tech and copy editing that needs to be done, but the core writing is complete. The book, based on the Feburary CTP6 release, will be available free from Microsoft and covers a slew of new features including:

  • Policy-Based Management and Auditing
  • Transparent Data Encryption and Data and Backup Compression
  • Resource Governor
  • Performance Data Collection
  • New data types including HierarchyID, Filestream, Spatial, Date and Time, and Enhancements to the XML data type
  • Table Types (and Table valued parameters)
  • T-SQL Enhancements including Merge, Single statement declaration/assignment, Increment Operators, and GROUPING SETS
  • Sparse Columns and Filtered Indexes
  • High Availability Enhancements for Database Mirroring and Failover Clustering
  • Business Intelligence Enhancements for Integration Services, Reporting Services, and Analysis Services

I'll post again when the book is available for download.

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2008 5:54 AM by Peter W. DeBetta
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Paul Nielsen said:

Let me be the first to say a hearty congratulations! There are few things in life as satisfying as completing the last page.  

April 9, 2008 10:09 AM

david wei said:

Congratulations, Peter.

April 9, 2008 2:04 PM

Peter W. DeBetta said:


April 9, 2008 3:51 PM
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About Peter W. DeBetta

Peter DeBetta works as a Data and Cloud Solution Manager at DB Best, a Microsoft gold partner company. Peter has written courseware, articles, and books on topics such as development and SQL Server. Peter has spoken at conferences around the world, including TechEd, SQL PASS Community Summit, DevTeach, SQL Connections, DevWeek, and VSLive!

When Peter isn’t working, you can find him singing and playing guitar, taking pictures, working on DIY projects, woodworking, or simply enjoying life with his kids.
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