SQL Server 2008 Books You Must Have In Your Collection

Here are some SQL Server 2008 books you 'must have' in your collection. I keep referencing most of these books now and then and find them quite useful. The books are categorized for Developers, Administrators and BI Developers/Administrators

SQL Server 2008 T-SQL

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals (PRO-Developer) by Itzik Ben-gan

Inside Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008: T-SQL Querying
by Itzik Ben-Gan, Lubor Kollar, Dejan Sarka, and Steve Kass

Pro T-SQL 2008 Programmer’s Guide by Michael Coles

SQL Server 2008 Administration

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration by Ross Mistry

SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services by Brian Larson

Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 By Brian Larson

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft)) by Scott Cameron

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) by Brian Knight, Erik Veerman, Grant Dickinson, and Douglas Hinson

SQL Server 2008 Internals

and not forgetting one of the highly recommended SQL Server 2008 book by Kalen..

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Internals (Pro - Developer) by Kalen Delaney

About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSE, is the founder of DotNetCurry, DNC Magazine for Developers, SQLServerCurry and DevCurry. He has also authored a couple of books 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls and a new one recently at The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

Suprotim has received the prestigous Microsoft MVP award for nine times in a row now. In a professional capacity, he is the CEO of A2Z Knowledge Visuals Pvt Ltd, a digital group that represents premium web sites and digital publications comprising of Professional web, windows, mobile and cloud developers, technical managers, and architects.

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Pinal Dave said...

Very good collection!

Suprotim said...

Thanks Pinal!

أحمد بن عمر باجابر said...


one or more of them will be soon on my shelf!