Do you want a free book on Sql Server Integration Services?

My publisher sent me some copies of our book, Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Services. I have 5 or 6 copies that I would like to give away. I will sign each copy and make it the collector’s edition, so it is extra valuable ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the deal:
1. Priority will be given to people living in the Chicago land area. That way I do not have to ship it, although I won’t rule out the prospect of shipping it to you;
2. Leave a comment here. The comment should give me some details on how this book can help you. It does not have to be long. In fact, make it short and to the point. I need it because I want the book to be really used. I don’t want to give it to somebody who just likes free stuff;
3. Leave your email address in your comment;
4. I know I have international readers. I can ship it internationally if I deem you deserve it;
5. Free shipping, if necessary;
6. I and only I will make the final decision. I will contact you via email for details if you are the chosen one;
7. A review on Amazon will be appreciated, although not necessary;
8. No string attached. If you want to show your token of appreciation, consider donating to a charity of your choice.

28 responses to “Do you want a free book on Sql Server Integration Services?”

  1. I’m in the midst of trying to automate a bunch of processes coming from a lot of disparate data sources. I’m pretty much starting fresh in this position and would love to make my job easier. I’m trying to use SSIS for a lot of the processes, but stumbling with some of the major changes from DTS.

    paschott at yahoo dot com

  2. I’m in the process of converting a poorly written Access 97 project to SQL2K5. Any book on SQL tools would be helpful to me. I’m in Cleveland OH (but I grew up in Chicago).


  3. Yes Susan, growing up in Chicago counts. You get brownie points if you like Oak Park, since that is where I currently live ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Actually, let me just waive the Chicago clause all together. First come, first serve.

    SSIS probably could just play a small role in converting Access 97 to SQL2K5, since SSIS is mainly an ETL tool. Of course, that all depends on what kind of Access app it is.

    Email me your mailing address, and it will be on its way.

  4. Aaron,
    LOL. Glad you enjoyed the visit to Oak Park.

    Yup, I can send it to Australia. Wish I could paste stamps all over me and let US Postal Service ship me there for a visit as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    There are still 3 copies left to go.

  5. Hi,

    I developed a dynamic query to transform data from source to destination.
    I am presently in a process of converting the query to a package.

    Kindly send me one copy of the book.

  6. Hi,

    I am working on an inhouse project where we are getting data from prod server (SQL 2000) to DSS server (SQL 2005) and the ETLs we are running are scheduled / manual process. It would be highly beneficial for me (all of us who are in this project) if we can use/implement SSIS by using most of its powers.

    waiting for your response ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kishore and Neeraj,

    Send me an email with your mailing address. If you are in the Chicago area, we can meet and I can deliver it to you.

    Down to the last one now. Shipping will start tomorrow.

  8. Hello Haidong,
    I’ve enjoyed your website and would love to have a copy of your book.
    I would like to read it to understand more about SQL Server 2005 and the uses of the newest tools.
    I would also recommend this to clients that would have interest in this subject.
    Live in Chicago area and love Oak Park.

  9. Haidong:

    I would like to have a book. I have been using DTS to do several different things. I both love and hate DTS. I will put the book to good use as I will be using it on a day-today basis. Thanks.


  10. Hi Haidong,

    I am glad that I found you from SQLPass newsletter. Currently, I am working as a SQL DBA for a local government. By reading your blog, I feel you are very friendly person. So, I would like to make a friend with you, and maybe I could get a lot of valuble advices from you in future : )

    By the way, I came from China as well. I guess you may go to November’s SQL conference in Seattle. I may see you there.


  11. Very good, Michelle, Ruba, and Ryan. I have to check how many copies I have. I may not have enough copies now.

    Ryan, I will try to be in Seattle for the conference. Make sure to stop me and say hi ๐Ÿ™‚

    This freebie event is officially closed now.

  12. Mailing starts this weekend. I have sent out email inquiries for your mailing address.

  13. Hi Haidong,
    Maybe I am too later to read this article.I am a fresher in Sql Server 2005.I use ETL tools in working.I need to learn Sql Server 2005 about ETL & BI and so on. You are willing to help other people and I feel you are a kind friend.
    Your blog is very good and practicaly for me.I will often browse your blog since.I expect I can read more better articles in your blog.Thanks.


  14. Hi Jango,

    Thanks for the kind words ๐Ÿ™‚ I appriciate it.

    Unfortunately, I have already ran out of the books.

    Good luck with your SQL Server 2005 work!

  15. Hi Haidong,
    Thanks for your wish to me.
    That’s never mind.I will still read your blog.I can get useful knowledge about database and others.
    Have a nice weekend!


  16. […] I decided to gave away the extra copies of my book. In the US, I sent 2 copies to Ohio, one each to Florida and Texas. Overseas, I sent 2 copies to India, and one copy to Australia. I had tea/coffee with a reader in the Chicago area and hand-delivered a copy to her. In February, I send a copy to a friend in Alaska. Now I have no extra copies left. […]

  17. Hi HaiDong Ji:
    I am glad to read your blog about Database Mail today (9/25/2006) and I am the one is waiting for someone like you to provide a 1 page info!
    Like your blog and many useful info.

    I want to move from a dba (handling 4000 dbs) to a DatawareHouse DB guy (but the current working environment don’t have BI/DW project at all), what will be your advice?


  18. Glad the database mail post helped you David! Sorry for the late reply. I am pretty busy.

    Wow man, 4000 dbs, that’s a lot. You must be doing a great job to be on top of all that.

    I personally don’t do much data warehouse stuff, so it is hard for me to say. I would suggest building up some test boxes and start playing with it.

  19. […] Last time I gave my books away, I took care of everything. And I sent it all over the world. One copy I sent to India was eventually returned. I remember sending one copy to a reader, whose address was something like “The green building about 200 meters away from the central train station”. I couldn’t remember if it was that copy that got returned. Needless to say, it cost me some money to buy the big padded envelopes and stamps, and some time and effort to carry them to the post office and mail them out. […]

  20. I am working with database, and i have little knowledge on sql server i have no textbook on sql server rather i am using handout i want a published book to use. please i will be grateful if you can send me your book to boost up my knowledge on sql server. i will not reject your offer as others have done.thanks

  21. Charles,

    I have given out all my books, and I don’t have any now.

    Good luck with your studies!

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