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  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

    The release of the latest two versions of SQL Server (2008 R2 and 2012) has been accompanied by the publication of their respective eBooks. On April 2nd, a post on Microsoft Press Blog has announced the publication of the eBook Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014!   This eBook is divided in two parts; the first one is dedicated to ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on April 6, 2014
  • Hurry up! Buy one book and get one for free on Packt Publishing!

    Packt Publishing wants to celebrate the release of their 2000th title with the great offer ''Buy One, Get One Free'' applied into their comprehensive catalog. If you buy a book, of your choice, you will get another one for free. In addition, you will exploit this offer unlimitedly during the offer period. I suggest you to take a look to ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on March 26, 2014
  • Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views

    From Red-Gate website you can download (for free) the ebook Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views written by Louis Davidson (@drsql) and Tim Ford (@sqlagentman). DMVs are objects that publish information about the health state of a SQL Server instance. They allow you to monitor the heart of the system to diagnose ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on March 14, 2014
  • Review of the book SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints

    Recently I had the opportunity to read the book SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints written by Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe and published by Packt Publishing. First, I have to tell you that I am not a Reporting Services guy, I have much more knowledge on other topics such as Database Development, Performance Tuning, and so on. ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on January 25, 2014
  • Great Advice (and Free!): DBA JumpStart

    John Sansom (Blog | @SqlBrit) is committed to sharing “what I believe it takes to be an outstanding Data Professional.” To that end, John shepherded a book project called DBA JumpStart. The concept of the (free!) e-book is: “If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?” The list of contributing authors reads like a Who’s ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 11, 2013
  • 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
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