Is Books Online Online?

“Books Online” has become an industry standard for documentation, with a really long history. Before it became so large, it used to actually be a set of books, and you could read them electronically, hence the name. But Books Online is no longer published as a book (it’s far too large for that), although it…

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Using the Search Feature

SQL Server Books Online is an absolutely huge resource. With over 58,000 pages that change several times a year, it’s like getting all of the books at one time that you are ever going to use from Grade-School through College. Not only that, it is used by beginners, intermediates and experts; by developers, DBAs and…

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SQL Server 2005 Books Online is Updated!

As I mentioned in my last blog post, SQL Server is updated several times a year – our team calls this a “web refresh”. Isn’t it great that we come up with new words to describe things? Anyway, SQL Server Service Pack 2 just released, and Books Online must be updated right after you finish…

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SQL Server Books Online

Most of us have stacks of books on our shelves about SQL Server. But you also have an amazing resource that you get for free with SQL Server, or even on the web: Books Online. Some of you might not know how SQL Server Books Online is put together and what goes into it, so…

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