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Reading: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions by Itzik Ben-Gan

Reading: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions by Itzik Ben-Gan

Score: 5/5 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions Author: Itzik Ben-Gan 244 pages Publisher: Microsoft Press, May 2012 Buy on Amazon: Paperback , Kindle ITBookworm Score: 5/5 Anyone who knows me knows the truth: I’m a Ben-Gan fan, and for good reason. Itzik has a consistently understandable and concise writing style. He simplifies...
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Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals, by Kalen DeLaney et al

Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals, by Kalen DeLaney et al

This review is a reprint by permission from Jes Borland’s LessThanDot.com blog  Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals Score: 4.5/5 Author: Kalen Delaney, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Conor Cunningham, Adam Machanic Pages: 784 Publisher: Microsoft Press, March 2009 Buy on Amazon: paperback ITBookworm Score: 4.5/5 Remember this moment? I...
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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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Windows Vista Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

Windows Vista Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

Windows Vista Administrator’s Pocket Consultant Author: William R. Stanek Softcover: 576 pages Publisher: Microsoft Press(Jan 1 1900 12:00AM) Book dimensions: n/a ISBN: 0735622965 ITBookworm score: 2.5 /5 Score Reasoning This book just doesn’t contain enough new information to make it extremely useful. Couple that with the indexing mistakes and it’s just not very good....
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Microsoft Visual C++ .NET step by step by Julian Templeman, Andy Olsen

Microsoft Visual C++ .NET step by step by Julian Templeman, Andy Olsen

Microsoft Visual C++ .NET step by step Author: Julian Templeman, Andy Olsen Softcover: 608 pages Publisher: Microsoft Press(Apr 23 2003 12:00AM) Book dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.6 inches ISBN: 0735619077 ITBookworm score: 3.0 /5 Score Reasoning I really think this book’s lack of explanation and lack of practice exercises really held it back....
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