TSQL Recipes – 2014 Edition

Announcing…the book

book_coverAt long last the wait is over. After much blood, sweat and more blood and sweat, the next edition of the SQL Server Recipes book is finished.

This edition brings several changes and quite a bit of re-write. It has been updated for many of the new SQL Server 2014 (well, new, at least until SQL 2016 hits mainstream) features that were added. In addition, we revisited some of the other features that had been omitted from previous editions to try and give it a more encompassing feel.

All of that said, the book is not a comprehensive listing of every command, jot or tittle in SQL Server. There were a finite number of pages and the features in SQL Server just has far too many features and nuances to cover within a single edition.

Despite the limitation of page quantity, we do feel that this is a pretty comprehensive book covering a wide array of features with several examples of how to perform various tasks along with use-cases for when to use the example.

When you crack the covers, you will find examples of how to perform backups to blob storage in Azure, create In-memory OLTP tables, restore from blob storage, and in some cases you will see how to use Extended Events to help with troubleshooting. That is just a small sampling of the contents that fill the almost 900 pages in this book.

Combine this reference book with the previous editions, and you will have an excellent resource for SQL Server.

You can purchase the book on Amazon – here.

Now for the mushy stuff

I am grateful to the folks at Apress for letting us come on board with this book and continue writing about SQL Server and creating a great resource.

I am grateful to the other authors Jonathan Gennick and Wayne Sheffield for helping push this along. The collaboration and support provided by these guys was fantastic. Their patience was also exceptional.

Equally important was the patience and understanding afforded by my family. Writing does take a significant amount of time and they sacrificed so I could continue on this project.

Thanks to all these folks for helping make this a great achievement!

Finally, it has happened…

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Published on: October 4, 2012

Last month I blogged about my absence from the blogosphere.  If you want, you can read about it again – here.  Granted, it has been a month and I still have been slacking.  I am hoping to turn a new leaf and post more regularly here in the next few weeks.

Since that last post I had been anxiously waiting.  The book seemed to keep getting delayed.  Yesterday, reality finally hit home.  It is so weird how much different it feels to finally have a book physically in my hands.

I am one that likes ebooks and I don’t normally have to be able to feel the pages of the book.  But this is one case where the ability to rifle the pages is so much more gratifying.  Finally the book is real!!

If you are interested, you can get the book here.

Oh and if you are wondering why I posted this picture, it is simple.  I didn’t want to take a picture of myself today holding the book and the other books pictured happen to be books that I had on hand because I have been reading them of late.

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