I’ve heard rumblings on various newsgroups that our book “A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers” is getting a little long in the tooth in some topics. Features got postponed in the client area, some syntax changed, the managed providers were combined, and so forth. I’ve been reporting on changes via this blog and also have been trying to keep a running scorecard of changes on the book’s website. This should be updated more for the next CTP or so; I’ve been waiting for official beta3.


In the meantime, we also signed to produce an updated version for SQL Server RTM. No, it won’t be called “A Second Look…”, the title is set to be “A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005”. It won’t be exactly at RTM because this time we’d like to wait to see what the final feature set looks like “when we open the box“. We’re also going to add a chapter on SMO. Thanks for supporting the first one, and taking a look at the new SQL Server features with us.