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  • The Last SSIS Book You Read

    Every now and then I get an email or meet someone at an event and they say something like, “I learned SSIS from your book!” I’m not going to lie to you, that makes me feel pretty good. Since I’ve written most of my books as part of a team, I usually reply, “It was a team effort and our team was a bunch of really smart people… plus me!” These ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on February 13, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Release Surprise

    Introduction I've been blogging about SQL Server MVP Deep Dives (Manning Publications, 2009) recently: Interview with Some SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Editors Interview with Some SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Authors This is another in that series... PASS Summit 2009 Release Party Since a lot of the authors attended the PASS ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 7, 2009
  • Interview with Some SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Authors

    Introduction I recently emailed the authors of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives (Manning Publications, 2009). I asked them one question: You have a life, a job, family... why contribute to a book and donate the royalties to War Child? Some of the responses follow (in alphabetical order of the authors' last name): John Baird I’ve been ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 2, 2009
  • Interview with Some SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Editors

    Introduction I recently emailed the editors of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives (Manning Publications, 2009). I asked them one question: You have a life, a job, family... why edit and write a book and donate the royalties to War Child? Some of the responses follow (in alphabetical order of the editors' last name): Kalen Delaney I think your ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 30, 2009
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