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SQL Server Scalability etc – Free Ebooks

Posted in Ebooks, Resources/References by belle on November 7, 2008

Free SQL Server Ebooks/Resources

Posted in DBA Toolbox / T-SQL Scripts, Ebooks, Resources/References by belle on October 4, 2008

Free ebooks 🙂 Grab them while they’re free. (BTW, I purchased Grant Fritchey’s ebook, now RedGate is offering it for free)

SQL Server 2008 MS Press Free Ebook
http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urss1q2we6

How to Become an Exceptional DBA
http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql_backup/offers/brad_exceptional_dba_ebook.htm

Best of SQL Server Central
https://www.red-gate.com/Dynamic/Downloads/DownloadForm.aspx?download=ebook1

Brad’s Sure Guide to SQL Server 2008
http://www.red-gate.com/specials/ToolbeltBradsure.htm?utm_source=ssc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Bradsure-080925&utm_campaign=sqltoolbelt

Brad’s Sure DBA Checklist
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/brads-sure-dba-checklist/

RedGate’s SQL Server DBA Best Practices
http://www.simple-talk.com/content/file.ashx?file=1208

Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans
http://www.red-gate.com/specials/Grant.htm

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SQL Server 2008 Jumpstart and other resources

Posted in Ebooks, Resources/References, Tutorials by belle on October 4, 2008

Just a short compilation of SQL Server 2008 resources (white papers, ebooks, videos, blogs)

Blog Posts

Upgrading to SQL Server 2008
http://glennberrysqlperformance.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!45041418ECCAA960!1019.entry

10 Reasons Why SQL Server 2008 Is Going to Rock
http://angryhacker.com/blog/archive/2008/06/20/10-reasons-why-sql-server-2008-is-going-to-rock.aspx

The SQL Server 2008 Status Bar Custom Colors (why it’s not trivial!)
http://blog.jemm.net/2008/08/12/sql-server-2008-management-studio-tip-status-bar-custom-colors/

Notification Services Support in SQL Server 2008 🙂
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/joew/archive/2008/09/10/60708.aspx

Additional MS Training/Resources

SQL Server 2008 Jumpstart
http://sqlserver2008jumpstart.microsofttraining.com

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 – Learning Portal
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/sql/2008/default.mspx

Free SQL Server 2008 Ebook from MS Press
http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urss1q2we6

SQL Server 2008 Videos
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9333556

SQL Server 2008 Virtual Labs
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/virtual-labs.aspx

Webcasts: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008 for IT Professionals
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9333557

Webcasts: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008 for Developers
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9333558