Earlier this month, at the PASS 2009 Summit, a very special event took place – the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book launch. As the title suggests, this is no ordinary SQL Server book, for several reasons:
- It was written by 53 MVPs;
- 100 percent of authors' royalties have been donated to support War Child International, a network of independent organizations, working across the world to help children affected by war;
- The content itself, all 59 chapters of it, is quite impressive – dealing with database design and architecture, database development, database administration, performance tuning and optimization, and business intelligence.
The book was edited by Paul Nielsen, Kalen Delaney, Greg Low, Adam Machanic, Paul S. Randal and Kimberly L. Trip, and published through Manning Publications. The book is available from several retailers, but when purchased directly from the publisher a larger amount of proceeds go to War Child.
So, whether you're looking for a good SQL Server book, a gift for a loved one, or would like to do your bit in supporting children in need, go to:
...(or click on the image above), and order your copy today.