Have You Set Yourself Any Goals for the New Year?

“New year, new start” – I’ve heard that saying several times and it could mean the start of many different things. A new diet, a new fitness regime, a new job or complete career change. Giving up a vice, a new qualification, a new life – there will be others I’m sure. I don’t usually […]

Free Ebook Downloads

Everyone likes free ebooks right? Well Eric Ligman, Director for Partner Experience at Microsoft and has very kindly provided a large number of free ebooks to download. Amongst the 80+ titles, there are several Microsoft SQL ebooks as well as titles on Sharepoint, Windows Phone, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Dynamics, virtualization and many more. Here is the […]

SQL books that I frequently use

In my current role, we have a mixture of SQL Server and MySQL installations and over the courses of time, I have built up a fair size collection of books on these two database platforms. I keep some of them at home. As we have grown as a family, available space in the house has […]

SQL Server Certification – 2 for 1 exam offer

I came across this today and wanted to share it with you. If you are interested in SQL Server certification then for a limited time, Microsoft are offering “2 for 1” on SQL Server exams. Between April 11 2012 and June 30 2012, you can purchase a SQL Server exam at full price and then […]

SQL Server Virtual Labs saves you time and resource

If you have wanted to try SQL Server 2012 and learn about its new features but have not had the time or capacity to set yourself up a test environment then go over to SQL Server Virtual Labs where you can fire up SQL Server 2012 in an instant. At the time of writing this […]