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  • Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

    From Red-Gate web site you can download, for free (plus a trial of SQL Monitor), the eBook Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication written by Sebastian Meine (@sqlity). Data replication is traditionally considered a complex feature and generally we get discouraged easily, already during the preparation of the test environment. Why the ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on November 13, 2013
  • SQL Server Backup and Restore

    From Red-Gate web site you can download, for free, the eBook SQL Server Backup and Restore written by Shawn McGehee. One of the most important activities under DBA responsibility is to check backups and maintain an efficient recovery plan. In this book, Shawn McGehee explains how to build an efficient recovery plan; because after you have known ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on August 14, 2013
  • Book review: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

    It was an offer I could not resist. I was promised a free copy of one of the newest books from Red Gate Books, SQL Server Transaction Log Management (by Tony Davis and Gail Shaw), with the caveat that I should write a review after reading it. Mind you, not a commercial, “make sure we sell more copies” kind of review, but a review of my actual ...
  • SSIS Design Pattern: Producing a Footer Row

    The following is an excerpt from SSIS Design Patterns (now available in the UK!) Chapter 7, Flat File Source Patterns. The only planned appearance of all five authors presenting on SSIS Design Patterns is the SSIS Design Patterns day-long pre-conference session at the PASS Summit 2012. Register today. Let’s look at producing a footer row and ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on October 9, 2012
  • New Book! SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns!

    SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns has been released! The book is done and available thanks to the hard work and dedication of a great crew: Michelle Ufford (Blog | @sqlfool) – co-author Jessica M. Moss (Blog | @jessicammoss) – co-author Tim Mitchell (Blog | @tim_mitchell) – co-author Matt Masson (Blog | ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on September 13, 2012
  • SSIS Design Patterns, the Book

    For the past two years, I have had the honor and privilege or authoring SSIS Design Patterns alongside Jessica Moss, Michelle Ufford, Tim Mitchell, and Matt Masson. Publication of the book – like many projects of this scope – has been delayed. The current publication date is 27 Aug 2012 and I have high confidence in this date. I take ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 6, 2012
  • “Do Philanthropy Where You Are”

    That call to action from Microsoft Leadership struck a chord with many in the SQL Server MVP Community. The response? SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, released at the PASS Summit 2009. Proceeds from the sale of that book continue to go to War Child International. It hasn’t stopped there, though. This year, SQL Server MVPs have completed SQL Server MVP ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on October 12, 2011
  • SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 : Operation Smile

    Two years ago, I was involved in a worthwhile project that produced a book called SQL Server MVP Deep Dives - a collection of chapters written by 50 or so fellow MVPs, assembled in a single volume and sold to the masses. The unique component of this project was that no author or editor took a single penny - most of the proceeds went to charity ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on April 19, 2011
  • New Book on the Query Optimizer

      A friend of mine Benjamin Nevarez has written a book on the inner workings of the Query Optimizer and it was just released. I read a preview and was definitely impressed so I expect the full version to be just as good. More details can be found here and it is available at Amazon here as well. I hope you enjoy it. Andy
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on April 9, 2011
  • Book Review: Poke the Box

    Introduction Seth Godin's latest book is called Poke the Box. I'm still reading it, but I have these thoughts to share: Initiate The theme of the book is to start something. Initiate. Engage. Don't wait to be picked - pick yourself. I so identify with this sentiment. It's a driving tenet behind SQLPeople. Seth points out the (dying) ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 5, 2011
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