SQL Server 2008 book releases coming on
Posted by thomasivarssonmalmo on July 19, 2008
- TSQL: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals (5 Nov 2008). When you build reports on a relational datamart, build your SSIS /ETL flow or make named queries/calculations in SSAS 2008, you will need to be skilled in TSQL. The writers of this book did an excelent job with the SQL Server 2005 versions.
- SSAS 2008: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Unleashed (2 Jan 2009) . It is nice to see that the SSAS development team are working on a version for SSAS 2008. The book for SSAS 2005 was very valuable to me.
- SSIS 2008: Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services(15 Oct 2008) . Since SSIS seems to be the BI product with most changes since 2005 this book is a must have. I go for the names of the writers and the fact that the 2005 book was good.
- SSRS 2008: Applied Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Teo Lachev) 1 Jun 2008 . Teo’s book is already on the market and this will be the third of his titles that I will buy.
- A general MS BI book: DELIVERING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE WITH MICROSOFT SQL SERVER (1 Oct 2008). This is a title that I know nothing about but will have a look at. Most of the general puposed MS BI books will be good for beginners that will need to know several of the products in SQL Server within a short time frame.
- Data modelling:A Developers Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server: Covering SQL Server 2005 and 2008 (10 Jul 2008) : This one also seems to be on the market already. Many BI-developers, including myself, should pay more attention to improve their data modelling skills. This should also be a constant process. Many bad BI solutions have done their major mistakes here.
Since the changes from SQL Server 2005 to 2008 is not that big most of the books you already have will not be outdated the day after the release of SQL Server 2008. I also think that most SQL Server 2005 customers will wait until SP1 before they upgrade.
Finally, What I am missing is a good book on MDX, like an updated version of "Fast tracks to MDX". I have not found that yet but I guess that a MDX book will not be a block buster and that I must find a general SSAS 2008 book with best MDX coverage.