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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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Quick Review: “Unstuck” iPad App

Quick Review: “Unstuck” iPad App

Thanks to LifeHacker.com for the link to the free iPad app Unstuck (download from iTunes), an iPad app that helps you make decisions and get past “stuck” moments in life. Overall rating: 5/5 The app starts you off with a nice introductory cartoon, and then digs in to your stuckness. You answer questions and rank elements...
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Database Mart does support right

Database Mart does support right

This is going to be a very short post, but I wanted to talk about a very good support experience recently and I want to share it with you. I’ve been using Database Mart to host ITBookworm for quite some time and I’ve recently had my first support case.  Like everyone with a web...
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MVP Deep Dives 2 Review (parts I and II) by Kalen Delaney, Louis Davidson, Greg Low…

Deep Dives 2!

Flying back from the PASS Summit 2011, I was in the mood to skim my brand new copy of MVP Deep Dives 2 and make quick notes on my impressions of each chapter. I decided to go with just two or three tweet-length thoughts apiece. I’ve also given this book five out of five...
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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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