You may or may not have noticed that over the past several months I have been somewhat absent from my blog. Very few articles if any have been produced. There has been a very good reason for that.
It all started back in November of 2011. Slowly over time, the ball started gaining momentum. In about March, the momentum was such that I needed to start cutting back in a lot of other things (like my blog or community activity) sadly.
This project was big with deadlines that just kept approaching faster and faster. More time needed to be given to the project so we could try and hit our goal. Well, I have more time these days as the deadlines have all been pretty much hit. Goal is nearly achieved and it is pretty cool. It feels good to have accomplished this and now there are some new goals.
I didn’t make this journey by myself. There were a few other people very involved in the entire project. One is a good friend Wayne Sheffield. The other is an employee of Microsoft – Andy Roberts. Yet another is a civil servant and MVP – David Dye. The last of the group was our editor Jonathan Gennick.
What? Did I say editor? Yes I did. We wrote a book together. The book is available for pre-order now and is due to be published on August 22nd of 2012.
This was a lot of hard work and late nights. I think it was well worth it to this point. And I really want to get on to another book project soon.
I do have to give thanks to the team, the editor, and to Joe Sack (Twitter) for allowing us to take this version of the book and run with it. Joe provided great input and helped on the technical review.
There are plenty of good books coming out in the next few months (this being one of them of course). I urge you to take a look at them.
Grant Fritchey SQL 2012 Query Performance Tuning
Grant Fritchey, Gail Shaw, Chris Shaw, Tjay Belt, et al Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices
Itzik Ben Gan Microsoft SQL Server 2012 TSQL Fundamentals
That is just a list of a few of the books out there or that will be out there soon.