I love e-books, it’s so embarrassing turning up on a client site with a pile of manuals (even worse if you are a Microsofty!), as they assume you have all of books on line (BOL) and the TechNet library stored in memory. An e-book allows you to be more discrete and saves you blowing your baggage allowance or doing your back in as go from site to site.
So here’s one for free form MS Press - Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 by Peter DeBetta, Greg Low and Mark Whitehorn. To get follow this link.
My other tip is to pull down BOL from TechNet, so you have it to hand even if you haven’t got SQL installed on your won machine.
Nice link but it might be worth pointing out that some may have to dig through their Temporary Internet files in order to save the PDF locally; MS have cheekily disabled the 'Save A Copy' button at the top of the viewer!! I've just downloaded a few others and this oddly seems the only one they've done it on.
Nice post tho :o)
JB Thanks for sharing that and my top tip would be to use Foxit to read it as opens really quickly and is really small.
All I can do is shake my head at the logic of offering a free ebook and then turn off the save a copy feature so that you have to register to download it again each time you wish to read from it. Amazing Microsoft.