A new book is on its way

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I am thrilled to announce that Microsoft Press (Pearson) has agreed to let us do another Inside Out book this year. This news is so fresh I haven’t even gotten the advance yet!

The working title is SQL Server 2022 Administration Inside Out, and we have most of the same cast and crew working on it as last time, along with some new faces. As a professional courtesy to the authors and technical editors I won’t name them until the book is done, but I’m really excited about this one.

SQL Server 2022 is a big release from Microsoft, and it incorporates several Azure features as well for the first time. I wrote about it when it was first announced, and since then I joined the Microsoft Docs team which is pretty wild. While I am still responsible for a couple of chapters, my role for this book is largely quality control. With so many moving parts I want to make sure that someone actually reads the whole thing before it goes off to the printers, and that person is me. If that doesn’t sound daunting enough, we’re expecting to hit 1,000 pages for this one, and I expect I’ll read each chapter at least six or seven times, based on prior experience.

There is no preorder link, nor will there be for quite some time. We don’t even have a release date for SQL Server 2022 yet. That’s right, friends, we are risking throwing away several thousand words based on whether preview features make their way into the final product. Fun times!

Stay tuned later in the year for more information about this title. In the meantime, I encourage you to grab a copy of SQL Server 2019 Administration Inside Out, or if you’re still on an older version, SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out is also available.

Enough shilling for this week. Thank you for those of you who support our writing. It’s nice to get a cup of coffee once a fortnight on you.

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