As you may or may not know, the SQL Server MVPs put out a book last year called the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives in which the proceeds of the book went to charity. The MVPs have done a second volume of the book with once again the proceeds of the book going to charity. This time around we as a group chose Operation Smile as the charity. Now this isn’t an update to the first book, but a totally different book done under the same premise.
A large number of the MVPs submitted topic ideas and those who’s ideas were accepted (they didn’t want 10 chapters on PowerShell for example) were asked to write a chapter on that topic. My chapter was on Storage (shocking I know) and got put in as Chapter 5. You can see the chapter list over on Manning’s site (they are the publisher). Currently you can’t pre-order from Manning, but you can from Amazon. If you wait until you can get the book from Manning directly the charity will get a few extra bucks, but if you don’t want to wait we all totally understand.
Rumor has it that there will be another SQL Server Deep Dives book signing at the PASS summit this year. If you are interested in getting your book signed by a large number of the authors this is your chance. There aren’t that many times when this many of the authors are in the same room at the same time. There hasn’t been any announcement about where or when it will be, but you should be able to pick up a copy of the book at the PASS summit book store so you don’t have to lug a copy from home then back home again. I know that when the MVPs did the last MVP Deep Dives book the book store did sell out and they had to do a rush overnight over to get more copies for everyone.
I’ll see you at the PASS summit, and hopefully you’ll be carrying around a copy of the new SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2.