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  • Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices Chapter 8: Release Management Review

    This past year, I contributed a chapter to an anthology book of best practices for working with SQL Server 2012 entitled Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices ( As authors, for publicity we decided to do summary reviews one another's chapters. There are lots of great technical sounding chapters, but when I picked, I ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on January 18, 2013
  • Book Reviews – Again

    I have gotten a few more reviews in, and interestingly I appreciate the negative ones almost as much as the positive ones. I prefer the negative ones that have decent star ratings better… but what are you going to do. The most recent review was critical of the book for not having mentioned testing. I actually think that this was really good ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on April 20, 2009
  • Book Reviews…

    When I wrote the 2005 book, I promised that I would take the time to respond to reviews as much as possible. From the good ones if I didn’t really believe that the person read the book (there were a few I have seen, but not too many people tend to write good reviews that clearly haven’t read the book unless they are paid to.)  In fact, I am ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on January 8, 2009
  • Recommended readings: 2008 update

    In class this week, I got asked a few times about the technical books I'd recommed for fulks interested in the data space. While I've had a list up on Amazon for while, I thought I'd post an updated list here. I'd love to hear your suggestions, too! Business Intelligence Data Analysis Using SQL and Excel: Gordon S. Linoff Data Mining & ...
    Posted to Enjoy Another Sandwich -- Kent Tegels (Weblog) by ktegels on July 25, 2008
  • SQL Server 2005 Integration Services using Visual Studio 2005: A Beginner's Guide

    In short: This is an example of a good idea in the wrong format -- a good book if you are starting at absolute zero and need specific step-by-step procedures. Being printed hurts more than it helps.   Let me begin by saying Kshipra Singh, from PACKT Publishing send me an e-mail via my blog with a simple request. In return for a ...
    Posted to Enjoy Another Sandwich -- Kent Tegels (Weblog) by ktegels on February 9, 2008
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