With apologies to Johnny Winter. Long time, no postings. You might have guessed why I disappeared, but Dan and I just finished and handed in the sequel (pun intended) to the “First Look” book, entitled “A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005”. How I spent my winter “vacation”… Whew.

We’ve got everything updated to RTM, LOTS of new/updated material on every topic (especially on security) and a new chapter on SMO. Those SQL Server 2005 folks were busy since beta2. Now we’ll see how long copyedits, production, etc, takes. Should be on shelves by late Q1-early Q2. We’ll be posting a sample chapter shortly.

Now to figure out what to do with the rest of this year. Started to look at some different ways to “stretch out”. Took a quick glance at the new JDBC driver last week. More content coming soon…feel free to send suggestions.