SQL Server

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Programming
Itzik Ben-gan, Dejan Sarka, and Roger Wolter
ISBN 0735621977
This thorough, hands-on reference for database developers and administrators delivers expert guidance on sophisticated uses of Transact-SQL (T-SQL)—one of the most familiar and powerful programming languages for SQL Server. Written by a T-SQL guru, this guide focuses on language features and how they are interpreted and processed by the SQL Server execution engine. You’ll get in-depth coverage of the sophisticated uses of T-SQL, including triggers, user-defined functions, exception handling, and more.

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Posted April 4, 2011 By Mike

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Andrew Brust and Stephen Forte
ISBN 0735619239
This book covers the basics of developing customized database applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and it includes code samples and real-world, expert insight.

Microsoft Access Developer’s Guide to SQL Server
Mary Chipman and Andy Baron
ISBN No. 0-67231-944-6
This is THE book to have if you’re developing applications using Microsoft Access 2000 linked to a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Basic and SQL Server
William R. Vaughn
ISBN No. 1-57231-848-1
CD included
Lots of good info in an easy-to-read style. Some folks have found its tone not serious enough. Just skip the bad Hitchhiker jokes.

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Posted April 2, 2011 By Mike

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Kalen Delaney
ISBN 0-73560-998-5
A thorough review of how to work with SQL Server 2000, including tuning and management tips.