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Good source for a range of examples,
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This review is from: SQL Server MVP Deep Dives (Paperback)
A collection of articles from a large number of experienced SQL Server MVPs. As a result of this it covers a wide range of features for SQL Server, but the quality of the articles varies greatly.
Having said that, you will no doubt find some fascinating nuggets of information within this. One of the biggest surprises I had was what I learnt from a very short article on the 'FROM' clause - something I thought was fairly basic and well understood by myself.
There are five divisions within the book:
Database Design and Architecture
Performance Tuning and Optimisation
Most articles just provide a taster and further research is then needed to go into details. As an example, I found the articles on partitioning somewhat lacking, but there is enough information to know how to look further.
Some articles also cover interfacing with other languages - C##, VB.Net, LINQ and suchlike, and others aren't technical articles at all - 'What does it mean to be a DBA', for example.
When you receive the book there is an insert at the start that enables you to get a pdf file of this book too, a very nice addition for those with various e-books and electronic media.
Altogether an interesting book and recommended.