Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Download the free ebook on the HDInsight Windows Azure Service. This service lets you spin up a hadoop cluster in minutes.


Free Ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Below is the link to a free ebook from Microsoft Press on Windows Auzre. Most of the Windows Azure services are described in some detail, with screenshots used to demonstrate some of the multitude of capabilities of the platform. And for the experienced there are lots of under-the-hood insights and expert tips written by…


Free Ebooks from MS Press

  In case you missed this announcement, I am including the link s below to free ebooks from Microsoft Press. Don’t worry just because they are free they are not about out dated technologies, they are actually current versions such as Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, etc. Please leverage this great resource as you…


Book: MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services

The Master Data Services book I was technically reviewing has finally been published and is available for purchase, congratulations to the authors and publishers.   Sample Chapter 1) Where to buy this book     You can buy Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services from the Packt Publishing website:           Free shipping…


Ebook: Common SQL Server Myths by Paul Randal

  I wanted to share an awesome SQL Ebook with everyone in the community. You can get it from CommonSQLServerMyths.pdf (732.96 kb).  Paul Randal the author has given permission for this be shared out.  So, feel free to read and send it onwards to other. I include the table of contents to give you a…


SQL Server 2008 R2 has RTMed

We are very excited to share that today, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing! Customers can expect availability in the next few weeks through Microsoft’s distribution channels. For more information, visit SQL Server 2008 R2 enhancements continue to support mission-critical workloads providing a trusted, scalable platform, increased developer and IT efficiency and…