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What reference book should every DBA/Dev have?

Can be a focused topic like tuning or cover all levels of SQL experience.

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asked Oct 22 '09 at 03:28 AM in Default

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answered Oct 22 '09 at 03:55 AM

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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives. All the money goes to charity.

http://sqlservermvpdeepdives.com

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answered Oct 22 '09 at 03:59 AM

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This is a good book as a worth cause, but I have found the quality, and depth, of the articles to vary widely.
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You can't go past the late, great Ken Henderson

http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Henderson/e/B001IOFJL2

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answered Oct 22 '09 at 04:09 AM

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answered Oct 22 '09 at 08:07 AM

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I like all books from Itzik Ben Gan
Oct 22 '09 at 09:19 AM Håkan Winther
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All books mentioned are great..I have almost them. But I can not forget that two for me are fantastic. One is old but I hold very dear and do not know how I lived with SQL Server before it: the Kalen Delaney's "Inside SQL Server 2000". The other is a milestone in the routine management database, change the way you work, to see and understand your profession.. is Brad McGehee's "How to Became an Exceptional DBA"

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answered Nov 12 '09 at 06:56 PM

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