Volume 2 of the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book is now available for pre-order from Amazon and from Manning. This book has all new content, rather than just an update or refresh of Volume 1. Just like the first volume, all author royalties are being donated to a charity, which in this case is Operation Smile. Nearly 60 SQL Server MVPs contributed chapters, and did technical reviews of other chapters in the book. I wrote Chapter 31, which is “Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Server Hardware” .
If you are going to be at the PASS 2011 Summit, it will be available at the bookstore. There are supposed to be at least two book signing events for this book during the Summit, with many of the authors in attendance. I fondly remember the Volume 1 book signing event at PASS 2009, which was in the Expo hall, with the authors standing at a long table, signing copies and talking to people as they filed by. It was a lot of fun, even though I got writers cramp… I hope to see lots of people at PASS this year, and if you want me to scribble an autograph on a book, just ask me!