10 Highly Recommended SQL Server Books


There was a recent article by Jayleen Heft about 10 SQL Server books that are recommended reading.

  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (2014), by Ross Mistry, Stacia Misner
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals (2013), by Kalen Delaney
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals (2012 ), by Itzik Ben-Gan
  • SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning, 3rd Edition (2012), by Grant Fritchey
  • Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting (2012), by Christian Bolton, Justin Langford, Glenn Berry, Gavin Payne, Amit Banerjee, Rob Farley
  • SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes, 3rd Edition (2012), by Jason Brimhall, David Dye, Jonathan Gennick, Andy Roberts, and Wayne Sheffield
  • Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 (2012), by Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
  • SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action (2009), by Rod Colledge
  • Applied Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (2008), by Teo Lachev
  • Securing SQL Server 2nd Edition (2012), by Denny Cherry

How many of these books have you read, and do you think other books should replace a book on this list? I have read most of these books, and they were very good. You can read the original article here,


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