This text is STRAIGHT from SQL Server Magazine’s September 2005 Issue: Reader’s Choice Awards 




A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers by Bob Beauchemin, Niels Berglund, and Dan Sullivan claimed best-book honors in a highly competitive Readers’ Choice category. The book shows working developers how to take full advantage of SQL Server 2005′s key innovations. Readers get practical explanations of SQL Server 2005′s new data model, built-in .NET hosting, SQL-99 compliance, and more. Virtually every key concept is illuminated by sample code tested with Microsoft’s public beta. Key coverage includes: SQL Server 2005 as .NET runtime host, security, reliability, performance, writing procedures, functions, and triggers in .NET languages, leveraging T-SQL enhancements, the XML data type and XML query languages, SQL Server 2005 as a Web Services platform, client-side coding, ADO and ADO.NET enhancements, SQLXML, mapping, ObjectSpaces, and using SQL Server 2005′s built-in application server capabilities. 


Congratulations you guys… writing a book is hard enough. Writing a good one is quite an achievement!