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.