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Announcing SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning by Grant Fritchey

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Book announcement of SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning.  Bottom line: Go get it! Author: Grant Fritchey (Twitter, blog) 532 pages Publisher: Apress (June 2012) Buy on Amazon: Paperback (Update: The Amazon printing errors have been fixed!*) ITBookworm Score: TBD You may remember author and MVP Grant Fritchey from such outstanding books as SQL Server 2008...
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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones

Sean and I are just starting to work through Don Jones’ “Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches”, and it’s already a MidnightDBA Recommends.  I’ll place my initial notes here now, and we’ll get a full review out as time permits. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches Author: Don Jones 425...
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Announcing MVP Deep Dives 2!!

Deep Dives 2!

In 2010, a group of 53 SQL Server MVPs got together on a simply brilliant project: Write a chapter on anything SQL Server-related you like, put them with the other 52 chapters, publish, and donate all the proceeds to charity. This year, they did it again. And this time, I was in on it!...
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Which webcam is right for you?

Which webcam is right for you?

This is going to be a very short post, but I wanted to share this with you. For those of you who don’t keep up with the webcam market, you probably should have a look now and then because so many things are already using them and you don’t wanna get left behind. And...
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Raxco’s Home Use License

Raxco’s Home Use License

I’m glad to see that there’s at least one company out there who’s finally starting to recognize that homes have more than one computer. With every software vendor out there you have to buy a complete license for every box in your house, and for some of us that’s quite significant. Raxco has taken...
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