SQL Server MVP Deep Dives

book signing for Volume Two at the PASS conference in 2011. (I’m in the lower right corner.)

book signing for Volume Two at the PASS conference in 2011. (I’m in the lower right corner.)

One of my professional activities that I am most proud of is my involvement in the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives books, Volumes One and Two. Over 50 MVPs each wrote a chapter on a topic that they were excited about, and all the royalties were donated to charity. We have been able to send tens of thousands of dollars to War Child and Operation Smile.

This is no ordinary SQL Server book. In SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, the world's leading experts and practitioners offer a masterful collection of techniques and best practices for SQL Server development and administration. 53 MVPs each pick an area of passionate interest to them and then share their insights and practical know-how with you.


Recommended Reading


Of course, I have to list my books:


The earlier versions of my SQL Server Internals book, back when it used to be called Inside SQL Server, contained a chapter on the History of SQL Server. I had to remove that chapter due to space limitations in later versions, but you can download a PDF of the chapter as it appeared in Inside SQL Server 2000

In addition to my In-Memory OLTP Internals book, Red Gate has dozens of other short, focused very technical books available, and most offer free downloads of the PDF version.

And there are other great SQL Server reads as well. Please take a look at this one from my former technical editor:

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization


Dozens of great bloggers including lots of SQL Server MVPs at SQLBlog!

Check out the blog posts by members of the SQL Team at Microsoft. Lots of great stuff, include lots of in-memory OLTP information!


SQL Server Central has Awesome SQL Server Tutorials that cover a wide variety of topics. They start from the basics and are all Hands On!