Microsoft Press has a free e-book offer up for grabs. The long awaited Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 by Peter DeBetta, Greg Low and Mark Whitehorn has finally been released and you can get your free copy(e-book) from Microsoft Press.
In this initial release, DeBetta takes you for a learning walk about some of the major new features in SQL Server 2008, including security, administration, and performance.
The book has been finally published and is available for free.
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008:
Chapter 1: Security and Administration
Chapter 2: Performance
Chapter 3: Type System
Chapter 4: Programmability
Chapter 5: Storage
Chapter 6: Enhancements for High Availability
Chapter 7: Business Intelligence Enhancements
About Peter DeBetta:
Peter DeBetta is an independent consultant specializing in Microsoft® SQL Server design, development, implementation, and deployment. Peter DeBetta is a founder of SQLblog.com, is the primary consultant at DeBetta Software, but also consults, and exclusively trains SQL Server topics for Wintellect.
Peter is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server, an MCP, President of the North Texas SQL Server User Group, and a member of PASS.
The objective of this book is to [hopefully] help people begin to grasp what can be done with SQL Server 2008. The book is part conceptual, exploring the new features and abilities of this generation enterprise database product, and it is part tengible, demonstrating features using C# code and a new and improves T-SQL.
— Peter DeBetta
Download Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 by Peter DeBetta for free from Microsoft Press. You will need to be registered to download your free copy.