Although I’m away from home this week (teaching in Hyderabad) I’ve heard that the first advance copies of Dan Sullivan’s and my new SQL Server 2005 book, A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005, have made their appearence. Earlier than expected. Although we RTM’d before SP1, printing takes about 3 weeks and the service pack just beat us out the door. Lost a bet on that one… It’s got much enhanced, detailed information, including a chapter on SMO, the SQL Server Management Objects API. Hope you like it. Look for an updates/code page on the SQLskills website soon.

Another item on my TechEd Boston dance card that slipped my mind is that I’ll be doing book signings at the Addison-Wesley booth. See you there.

Thanks to my co-author, all of our many excellent reviewers, and the folks at A/W who made this possible.