SQL Developer Book

While travelling this week, I read Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 For Developers ISBN 0-7356-1962-X. It’s a whirlwind tour of developer features in Yukon. Peter DeBetta did a good job of writing this. It is a very “readable” book that provides a basic introduction to a large number of features. Peter spends a large part of the book working though .NET and CLR integration but also touches on Notification Services, Service Broker, Reporting Services, Native SOAP interfaces plus some details on the XML data type and enhancements to T-SQL. I thought his examples in Common Table Expressions (CTE) were much … Continue reading SQL Developer Book

Whidbey Ascend

Got back last night from a week in Sydney teaching the Smart Client track of the Whidbey Ascend training. It’s training for the top 50 or so ISV’s in the country. It was great to get to spend time with the MS and MVP & RD gang while there. Nick Randolph and I also managed to get to both Adam Cogan’s Sydney .NET User Group and Nick Weinholt, Dan Green and Troy Magennis’ Sydney Deep .NET User Group. Thanks to Scott (MS USA), Chuck, Fin, Jason, Kathleen and Andrew from MS for making it such a good week and to Lukas … Continue reading Whidbey Ascend