- Series: PRO-Developer
- Perfect Paperback: 976 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (October 29, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735625999
- ISBN-13: 978-0735625990
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,666,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Leonard Lobel is a senior consultant with twentysix New York, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Programming since 1979, his experience spans a variety of business domains, including the publishing and retail industries, and roles from senior developer to chief architect. A contributing editor to VISUAL STUDIO MAGAZINE, Leonard has also served as lead developer for six of Microsoft's Starter Kits and Sample Applications for SQL Server Express Edition.
Andrew J. Brust is Chief, New Technology, at twentysix New York, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in business intelligence and custom database applications built with Microsoft .NET, SQL Server, and other Microsoft technologies. Andrew has more than 20 years experience programming and consulting in the financial, public, small business, and not-for-profit sectors.
Stephen Forte has several years experience as a developer, entrepreneur, consultant, and executive. He speaks regularly at industry conferences such as Tech Ed, CTTM, Advisor DevCon, and other worldwide conferences. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the New York Metro region. He has written several books on database development and is technical editor and monthly columnist for ACCESS VB SQL ADVISOR MAGAZINE.
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I've been working with 2008 for 2 years now and with 2005/2000/7.0/6.5 since '98. This book has really become my right hand man with quick, easy to understand reference on the new capabilities of Sql Server 2008. I find it a great, fast to access source of information for a broad range of MSSQL concepts including; CLR, Replication, BI, Linq, New Syntax, deprecation warnings.. the list goes on. The book gives enough insite to a programmer to get him started with all the above. It does not delve into great depth on any of these ideas giving the developer a chance to utilize his/her own intelligence and pursue their own path of specific interest. It does, however, provide a great launching pad on all these ideas. Personally, I would have liked to have seen more on Performance Tuning and using the Service Broker. Reality is though, this IS one book. These days there's enough going on inside Sql Server to fill a library!! This book is a fantastic single point of reference for getting one's self started in 'most' of the concepts involved in a package that's quickly becoming an SOA/Enterprise platform of choice.
This also takes DBAs to understand the concept around occasionally connected systems and how SQL Server refreshes the data for the end applications such as Mobile applications. The chapter dedicated to Transactions could have been much improved. Again if one wants to write a chapter in transactions, leave a alone a single chapter, a sizable book will not be sufficient.