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Posted by Ami Levin on Tuesday, 25 October 2011

I’ve recently had the honor of having an article I’ve written being published in one of the most important projects of the SQL Server community IMHO, the MVP Deep Dives II book.

The original MVP Deep Dives book was published in November 2009, you can read more about the original project inthis blog post by Paul Randal, one of the forefathers of this amazing project.

The idea is simple – take a group of SQL Server MVPs, have each one write a short article about a subject he or she are passionate about, and compile all those articles as chapters of a single book. All revenues will be donated to a charity chosen by the authors. This year, Operation Smile was chosen.

“To become an MVP requires deep knowledge and impressive skill. Together, the 64 MVPs who wrote this book bring about 1,000 years of experience in SQL Server administration, development, training, and design. This incredible book captures their expertise and passion in 60 concise, hand-picked chapters. SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume leaves off, with completely new content on topics ranging from testing and policy management to integration services, reporting, and performance optimization. The chapters fall into five parts: Architecture and Design, Database Administration, Database Development, Performance Tuning and Optimization, and Business Intelligence.”

The result is a book every DBA should read. No matter if you are a DB Developer, a production DBA or a BI person. There is no other book like it anywhere. Knowing your money will help less fortunate children worldwide, is just another reason to purchase it. The book was launched at the PASS Summit. A few hours after the launch all copies were sold out and an emergency order was issued for express delivery of additional copies to arrive the next day. We also held an author signing session where many authors lined up in a (very) long line to sign their chapters. My wrist hurt for hours after :-)

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my technical editor, Louis Davidson (Dr. SQL) and to all the editors: Kalen DelaneyGreg LowBrad McGeheePaul NielsenPaul Randal, and Kimberly Tripp. They all worked long nights and days under extreme pressure and strict time lines, and had to deal with all sorts of unexpected issues (and unexpected authors…). Thank you!

You can get your copy at all major book stores including Manning’s (the publishing house) online ordering, Amazon and others.

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