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  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (9780735679429), by Leonard G. Lobel and Eric D. Boyd. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Your...
  • Blog Post: eBook deal of the week: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

    List price: $39.99 Sale price: $20.00 You save 50% Buy Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012--one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and developers...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Updated Column Store Indexes in SQL Server 2014

    This is the 42nd in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: SQL Server 2014 Performance Enhancements

    This is the 41 st in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re pleased to announce our next free ebook – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 – by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. Introduction Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the next generation of Microsoft’s information platform...
  • Blog Post: Event: Accelerate Your Insights

    Drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small. Hear from CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP Quentin Clark on how to transform data into action by combining the power of SQL Server 2014 with the familiarity of Power BI for Office 365. Mark your calendar...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals

    We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals (9780735658561) is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description Dive deep inside...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services by Stacia Misner is available for purchase. Use your SQL Server skills to create and manage key data reports Deliver interactive business intelligence reports using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, and help facilitate real-time decision making throughout...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

    Announcing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step by Patrick LeBlanc Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and...
  • Blog Post: New book: Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    We’re pleased to announce that Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is available for purchase. Ace your preparation for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Two upcoming Jump Starts in March, 2013

    Programming in C# Jump Start- March 13 th , 2013 8:00am-5:00pm PST Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon and co-founder of Crank211 Daren May will deliver an engaging, demo-rich MVA Jump Start course on Mar.13. The live accelerated course for intermediate to seasoned developers will cover...
  • Blog Post: New book: Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    We’re happy to announce the availability of the Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (ISBN 978-0-7356-6609-2). If you are planning to take the 70-463 exam, are an ETL or data warehouse developer who focuses on creating business intelligence (BI...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Andrew Brust is now a SQL Server MVP

    A hearty congratulations to Andrew Brust, author of Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Microsoft Press, 2012), for becoming a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional . Take a look at Andrew’s MVP profile here . Here’s an earlier post by Andrew as he was launching his Big on Data blog . Again, congrats...
  • Blog Post: Author spotlight: William Stanek

    Once the upcoming book Windows Server 2012 Inside Out hits the shelves in February, 2013, it will mark the 150th book written by William Stanek. We at Microsoft Press want to congratulate him. He is one of our top authors and someone whose books receive the highest ratings from readers in our book survey...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services , by Wee-Hyong Tok, Rakesh Parida, Matt Masson, Xiaoning Ding, and Kaarthik Sivashanmugam. This book provides ETL developers and database administrators (DBAs) with comprehensive information on SQL Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Search across Microsoft Press books for the topics you want

    Have you ever wanted to search across the Microsoft Press book titles to find if or where a topic is mentioned? Safari Books Online provides a great platform for searching across all of our titles. You don’t even have to have a subscription to search. Here area a couple of new links to search...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model, by Marco Russo, Chris Webb, and Alberto Ferrari. As one Amazon reviewer put it, “Marco, Chris, and Alberto are familiar names synonymous with deep expertise and understanding of the product...
  • Blog Post: New book: Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (ISBN 978-0-7356-5822-6), by Leonard Lobel and Andrew Brust. This book is a quintessential guide to the programming features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012, packed with the information you need to design, test, and deploy...
  • Blog Post: Free ebooks: What’s new in our list of great resources

    Updated We just released the RTM version of our Introducing Windows Server 2012 ebook. Check it out! PDF - Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition - PDF ebook EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Great sale on SQL Server ebooks by Microsoft Press

    Sale ends Aug 21, 2012  
  • Blog Post: New book: Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

    We’re pleased to announce that Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (ISBN 9780735666078) is now available for purchase! Written by Orin Thomas, Peter Ward and boB Taylor, this training guide will help you gain the skills you need in these areas: •Install...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: T-SQL challenge fun to watch

    Microsoft Learning has started a campaign called Be The Next Microsoft Employee. They’ve narrowed it to four contestants who have to complete challenges to potentially become an employee using their SQL Server skills. I’m not even a programmer and I thought this video was great to watch...
  • Blog Post: Free download: Managing SQL Servers and Policy-Based Management

    Get an excerpt from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant (ISBN 9780735663763; 592 pages) selected by author William Stanek. Click here for your PDF . Here’s what you’ll learn: Chapter 1: Managing SQL Servers Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is the primary tool you use...
  • Blog Post: Save 50% on SQL Server 2012 ebooks from Microsoft Press–Sale ends tomorrow, July 19, 2012

  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

    We’re happy to announce the availability of the newest book on SQL Server 2012 for Microsoft Press: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals by SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan, a mentor and co-founder of SolidQ, and a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1999. The book is a complete introductory guide to...
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