Sunday, September 21, 2008

Free eBook - Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

I found it via, downloaded it and finished reading it.
To me (from the SQL Server 2005 DBA viewpoint), it was a well written overview of the SQL Server 2008 new features (and new features only). Because of our usage of SQL 2008 at work, I have greater appreciation and understanding of the new features as well.

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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

by Peter DeBetta, Greg Low, and Mark Whitehorn
ISBN: 9780735625587

Learn about major new features in SQL Server 2008 including security, administration, and performance.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008:

Chapter 1: Security and Administration

Chapter 2: Performance

Chapter 3: Type System

Chapter 4: Programmability

Chapter 5: Storage

Chapter 6: Enhancements for High Availability

Chapter 7: Business Intelligence Enhancements


  1. Could not download the book

  2. i need this ebook urgently. eBook has been removed.Can some one pls upload the boook

  3. There is a new one for SQL 2008 R2 from Microsoft Press

    PDF link