I am thrilled to be able to report that Securing SQL Server 3rd Edition has hit the store shelves and is available for purchase from all your normal virtual book stores. Amazon typically being the easiest and the cheapest is listed here for you.
Securing SQL Server, Third Edition: Protecting Your Database from Attackers
In this edition the book is upgraded to include SQL Server 2014 and about 50 additional pages of information over the 2nd edition (about 190 more pages than the first edition).
I’ve just learned that Securing SQL Server 2nd Edition is the Microsoft Deal of the Day on O’Reilly’s website. This means that O’Reilly is selling the book for 1/2 off today (Feb 11th, 2014) so you can pick the book up for just $24.98! That’s a deal and by far the best sale that I’ve seen. I don’t know what timezone this deal is based on, but I’d buy now rather than later.
I’m afraid that I’ve got some bad news. You can no longer pre-order Securing SQL Server 2nd Edition from Amazon.
Instead you have to settle for ordering the book outright and having it shipped to you. That’s right, no more being a pre-order book, it’s published and available to be shipped directly to you. Currently Amazon is selling the book at full price which is $49.95, but if you have Amazon Prime it is available for Amazon Prime shipping. Because it is considered to be a text book you get a $5 Amazon MP3 Credit (what ever terms and conditions that Amazon chooses do apply).
This is a totally updated edition of the book including all sorts of new information about security within SQL Server 2012. I of course cover things like how to secure AlwaysOn Availability Groups, how to use user defined server roles, contained users, etc. I also dive into how to properly secure SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services so they can’t be used to access data that people shouldn’t have access to.
All in all this book is much larger with Amazon showing it at 408 pages compared to just 272 pages for the 1st edition. If you find someone cheaper to purchase it make sure that you are in fact ordering the second edition. The ISBN number is 1597499471.
I hope that you pick up a copy of the book and that it is useful for you in securing your SQL Server environment.
If you are going to Tech Ed 2011, and you were thinking about purchasing a copy of “Securing SQL Server” but you wanted to thumb through it before purchasing, now is your chance. I’ve just be told that the Tech Ed book store will be stocking “Securing SQL Server”. If you pick up a copy at Tech Ed and you want it signed I’ll be working at the SQL Server booth most afternoons. Bring it on by, and I’ll be happy to sign it for you or at least draw funny faces in it.
I normally don’t blog about stuff that I’m doing when I go to the Microsoft corporate office, but I just couldn’t pass this up.
While going through the company store someone noticed that my book was available for sale there. No I did the next logical thing, I drug by butt over to that building and took a picture of it, in all it’s glory.
Needless to say that I’m very proud that whoever does the purchasing for the Microsoft Corporate store decided to put my book up for sale. Personally I think that the 20% off sticker takes away from the awesomeness of the cover, but I’ll take what I can get.
If you can’t pick it up at the company store, it is available from Amazon via the link to the right. 🙂