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HyperV Training, by Benjamin “Coach” Culbertson (TrainSignal)

HyperV Training, by Benjamin “Coach” Culbertson (TrainSignal)

Score: 5/5 HyperV Training, by Benjamin “Coach” Culbertson (TrainSignal) Instructor: Benjamin “Coach” Culbertson Length: 7 Hours, 13 Minutes, 45 Seconds Publisher: TrainSignal Buy on TrainSignal.com ITBookworm Score: 5/ 5 Contents Benjamin is just a fabulous teacher.  He’s energetic, he explains things well, and he even tries to be funny.  He doesn’t always succeed, but...
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Knight’s 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services by Brian Knight, Devin Knight, and Mike Davis

Knight’s 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Author: Brian Knight, Devin Knight, and Mike Davis  Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Wrox; Pap/Dvdr edition (July 20, 2009) ISBN-10: 0470496924 ISBN-13: 978-0470496923 Buy on Amazon: Paperback ITBookworm Score:  Unrated/5 This is THE book for getting started in SSIS. This is a placeholder review. There are...
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SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled by Grant Fritchey and Sajal Dam

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10 Minute Book Review of SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled Author: Grant Fritchey (Twitter, blog) and Sajal Dam 600 pages Publisher: Apress (March 2009) Buy on Amazon: Paperback, Kindle ITBookworm Score: 5/5 I’ve been meaning to review this book forever, because it’s my go-to book for all things performance tuning.  Let’s just take a...
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Software Testing with Visual Studio Team System 2008 by N Satheesh Kumar, Subashni S

10 Minute Book Review of Software Testing with Visual Studio Team System 2008 Author: N Satheesh Kumar and Subashni S 256 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 2008) So okay, testing isn’t sexy. It’s a lot more fun to read about the new encryption featuers in SQL 08, or PowerShell 2.0, or how much awesomer...
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Inside MS SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Querying by Itzik Ben-Gan, with Lubor Kollar, Dejan Sarka, Steve Kass, and Kalen Delaney

Inside MS SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Querying Authors: Itzik Ben-Gan, with Lubor Kollar, Dejan Sarka, Steve Kass, and Kalen Delaney Paperback: 832 pages Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (March 25, 2009) Language: English ITBookworm Score: 5/5 I’m a big fan of Itzik Ben-Gan’s 2005 book of the same name, so I’ve been waiting for this...
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