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  • Blog Post: Quick news: T-SQL Querying overview video with Itzik Ben-Gan

    T-SQL insiders Itzik Ben-Gan, Adam Machanic, Dejan Sarka, and Kevin Farlee help you tackle your toughest queries and query-tuning problems with T-SQL Querying . In this video , author Itzik Ben-Gan provides an overview of the book and explains some of the thought that went into its development.
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: T-SQL Querying: TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

    This chapter from T-SQL Querying starts with the logical design aspects of the filters. It then uses a paging scenario to demonstrate their optimization. The chapter also covers the use of TOP with modification statements. Finally, the chapter demonstrates the use of TOP and OFFSET-FETCH in solving practical...
  • Blog Post: New book: T-SQL Querying

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of T-SQL Querying (ISBN 9780735685048), by Itzik Ben-Gan, Adam Machanic, Dejan Sarka, and Kevin Farlee. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local T-SQL insiders help you tackle...
  • Blog Post: eBook Deal of the Week: last chance before deal expires for Training Kit Exam 70-461Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    NOTE: This deal has expired, but we have a new ebook each week. Check this blog or www.MicrosoftPressStore.com for the current deal. Learn more Buy 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...
  • Blog Post: eBook Deal of the Week: Training Kit (Exam 70-461) Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MCSA)

    NOTE: This deal has expired, but we have a new ebook each week. Check this blog or www.MicrosoftPressStore.com for the current deal. Buy 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...
  • Blog Post: Azure SQL database resources from author Eric Boyd

    Microsoft Press author, Eric Boyd, taught a session on Performance Tuning Azure SQL Database recently for the AzureConf on Channel 9 on MSDN. This session can be viewed on-demand here:  http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/AzureConf-2014/Performance-Tuning-Microsoft-Azure-SQL-Database...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: PowerShell and SQL Stored Procedure

    This is the 45 th 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: Programming books and ebooks lineup

    Here is the lineup of programming titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills. Check out all programming titles or view them by topic below. C# C++ HTML, JavaScript and web development SQL Server Visual Basic Visual Studio and .NET Windows C#        ...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas

    This is the 44 th 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 ...
  • 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

    We’re pleased to announce our next free ebook – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 – by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy . 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

    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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