Book Release

As some of you know, I’m passionate about a few things.  For instance, I will happily talk all day about Cortana, SQL Server, Data, and several other tech topics.  Another example is how I am willing to take time from my busy schedule to help others succeed – I mentor, and I teach coding to younglings.

Now I have found a way to extend my reach through publishing.  I have helped organize an amazing group of seven Microsoft MVPs to compile a book, and then turn that starting point into a series of books.  Book one is now up on Amazon, and book two should be ready by the end of November.

We have received a lot of help from SentryOne and MVPDays Publishing, and now they are asking the authors to start building awareness.  Towards that end, I am now shamelessly promoting this book.  Not just because I wrote a chapter, but because I think it is an important book that people with a passion for data will find both interesting and informative.

Book one has seven chapters, each written by a different Microsoft MVP.  Each chapter is an introductory course and the topics include: Biml, data visualization in Power BI, SQL Server maintenance, indexing, creating a disaster recovery plan, SQL optimization, and my chapter on Microsoft’s Data Catalog.  Something for everyone, no matter your skill level, and a little of everything for someone near the beginning of their career in IT.

So, if you are inclined, I would appreciate any help you are willing to provide in spreading the word about this book.  Feel free to mention it in your blog and social media.

For more information on the book signing events, the luncheon, and the authors panel presentation, all to be held during PASS Summit 2017, follow this link:

To place your order for the book and to direct others to where they may purchase, follow this link:

The purpose of this series is to help others succeed.  The authors have all ridden the elevator of success to the top and received their MVP awards to reflect that fact.  Now it is our responsibility to send that elevator back down so others may benefit from our experience.  As an indication of our intent, all profits from the sale of this book are to be donated to charities.

Thank you all for your help in making this book a success.

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