SQL Server Books

SQL Server Security Distilled

Book Review SQL Server Security Distilledby Morris LewisCopyright 2002Curlingstone Publishing Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Several years ago, when I was teaching SQL Server classes full-time, I can remember telling my students that there weren’t any viruses or other software that could attack SQL Server. At that time I was […]

SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled (Second Edition)

Book Review SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled (Second Edition)by Sajal DamCopyright 2004Apress Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com While there have been a number of books published on SQL Server performance tuning (most good to very good), one thing that most of them lacked was a focus on how to […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBA Survival Guide: Second Edition

Book Review Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBA Survival Guide: Second Editionby Mark Spenik and Orryn SledgeCopyright 2003SAMS Publishing Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Only the most successful SQL Server books made it to a second edition, as most are outdated (due to new software versions) long before there is time […]

SQL Server 2000 for Experienced DBAs

Book Review SQL Server 2000 for Experienced DBAsby Brian KnightCopyright 2003Osborne/McGraw-Hill Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com There are a lot of SQL Server books designed for beginning DBAs, but not a lot for the experienced DBA. In this book, Brian Knight has helped to fill this gap with this book, […]

SQL Server 2000 for the Oracle DBA

Book Review SQL Server 2000 for the Oracle DBAby Christopher KempsterCopyright 2003Publisher’s Website At first glance, the title of this book may seem a little strange. Why would an Oracle DBA be interested in SQL Server 2000? Actually, there are lots of reasons, as SQL Server 2000 is making a lot of in-roads in the […]

SQL Server 2000 Stored Procedure Programming

Book Review SQL Server 2000 Stored Procedure Programmingby Dejan Sunderic, Tom WoodheadCopyright 2000Osborne McGraw-Hill Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com One of the best ways to boost SQL Server’s performance is to take advantage of stored procedures instead of using ADO or dynamic SQL in your applications to INSERT, UPDATE, or […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed

Book Review Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashedby Ray Rankins, Paul Jensen, Paul Bertucci, et al.Copyright 2002Sams Publishing Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com If you can only afford one book on SQL Server 2000, this is the book to own. I have been a fan of the previous two editions (for […]

SQL Server 2000 XML Distilled

Book Review SQL Server 2000 XML Distilledby Kevin Williams, Daryl Barnes, Bryant Likes, and othersCopyright 2002Curlingstone Publishing Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com XML, whether we like it or not, is a topic that DBAs and SQL developers must soon learn to master. While SQL Server 2000 has built-in XML-related functionality, […]

SQL Server Backup, Recovery and Troubleshooting

Book Review SQL Server Backup, Recovery and Troubleshootingby Christopher KempsterCopyright 2004Publisher’s Website There have been many books written about SQL Server backup, but most have been poor, mostly regurgitating what you can find in SQL Server’s Books Online. Finally, there has been a book written about SQL Server backup and restore that is original, and […]

SQL Server: Common Problems, Tested Solutions

Book Review SQL Server: Common Problems, Tested Solutionsby Neil PikeCopyright 2000Apress Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Another name for this book could be the “Ultimate SQL Server FAQ.” In fact, if you have already seen Neil Pike’s SQL Server FAQ on the Internet (available on several different websites on the […]
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