Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0, by Matthew Hester and Sarah Dutkiewicz

August 1, 2011
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Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0, by Matthew Hester and Sarah Dutkiewicz

Score: 2.5/5 Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 Author: Matthew Hester and Sarah Dutkiewicz 432 pages Publisher: Sybex (May 4, 2011) Buy on Amazon: Paperback, Kindle ITBookworm Score: 2.5/ 5 Score Reason: I only gave this a 2.5/5 because I feel it missed its core audience.  It states that it’s...
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Ebook Wars

July 28, 2011
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I’m going to talk about ebooks for a minute. As a working IT guy, I rely on books to teach me new things, give me ideas, and get me out of jams at work. Sometimes I just need to look up some obscure syntax that I know is in there. And like a lot...
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Klhip- The Ultimate Clipper

June 28, 2011
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Klhip- The Ultimate Clipper

Score: 4.5/5 This is one of those interesting product reviews that really makes it worth doing this sometimes. It’s not often I get a chance to review something as obscure as nail clippers. So anyway, I got my Klhip in the mail and the first thing that struck me was its fabulous design. We’re...
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The Database Hacker’s Handbook by David Litchfield, Chris Anley, John Heasman and Bill Grindlay

May 4, 2011
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The Database Hacker’s Handbook Authors: David Litchfield, Chris Anley, John Heasman and Bill Grindlay 500 pages Publisher: Wiley (Jul 5 2005) Book Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches ISBN: 0764578014 Buy on Amazon: Paperback, Kindle ITBookworm Score: 5 / 5 Synopsis If you want to understand DB exploits, and I mean actually understand them,...
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Knight’s 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services by Brian Knight, Devin Knight, and Mike Davis

February 14, 2011
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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

February 7, 2011
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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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