On January 31, we released a draft version of the Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 ebook containing the six boldfaced chapters below:

PART I DATABASE ADMINISTRATION (by Ross Mistry)

1. Denali Editions and Enhancements

2. High Availability and Disaster Recovery Enhancements

3. Scalability and Performance

4. Security Enhancements

5. Beyond Relational

PART II BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT (by Stacia Misner)

6. Integration Services

7. Data Quality Services

8. Master Data Services

9. Analysis Services and PowerPivot

10. Reporting Services

That release is available in PDF only, and you can download it via our January 31 blog post.

We’re still on schedule to release the final, full, and, yes, free 10-chapter ebook on March 15, but we’ll have only the PDF ready on that date. We’ll release the EPUB and MOBI versions about a week later (or earlier). We were striving to release all three formats at the same time but can’t make that goal this time. We hope that you’ll forgive us.<g>

Watch this blog and @MicrosoftPress for the final release. Enjoy the January 31 draft ebook in the meantime, and please tell your friends and colleagues about it.