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Here is a collection of all the popular Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 books (Currently SQL Server Yukon is in a private beta and no books on Yukon are available at the moment. Will update this page as soon as the first Yukon books come out). These books are categorized into the following sections:

General SQL Server books
SQL Server programming books
SQL Server administration books
Database design and RDBMS fundamentals books
SQL Server and XML programming books
SQL Server Performance tuning books
SQL Server Security books
SQL Server database backup restore books
SQL Server certification books
SQL Server DTS and data warehousing books
SQL Server Replication books
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General SQL Server books

<Top>

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (With CD-ROM)    < Click here to read my review >
by Kalen Delaney

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 7.0   < Click here to read my review >
by Ron Soukup, Kalen Delaney

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 2000 in 21 Days
by Richard Waymire, Rick Sawtell 

SQL Server: Common Problems, Tested Solutions
by Neil Pike

Microsoft Sql Server 7.0 Resource Guide   < Click here to read my review >
by Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit (With CD-ROM)   < Click here to read my review >
by Microsoft Corporation

Writing Secure Code   < Click here to read my review >
by Michael Howard, David Leblanc

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Unleashed
by Sharon Bjeletich, et al

Learn Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (With CD-ROM) 
by Jose A. Ramalho

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Sql Server 7 in 10 Minutes
by William Robinson

SQL Server programming books

<Top>

Advanced Transact-SQL for SQL Server 2000
by Itzik Ben-Gan, Tom Moreau

The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL    < Click here to read my review >
by Ken Henderson

SQL Server 2000 Programming by Example
by Fernando G. Guerrero, Carlos Eduardo Rojas

Transact-SQL Cookbook   < Click here to read my review >
by Ales Spetic, Jonathan Gennick

Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming
by Rob Vieira

Professional SQL Server 7.0 Programming
by Rob Vieira

Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming
by Joe Celko

Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers
by Joe Celko

Murach's SQL for SQL Server    < Click here to read my review >
by Bryan Syverson

Real-World SQL-DMO for SQL Server   < Click here to read my review >
by Allan Mitchell, Mark Allison

ADO Examples and Best Practices
by William R. Vaughn

Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Basic and SQL Server
by William R. Vaughn

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Development From Scratch
by Rob Hawthorne

Professional SQL Server Development with Access 2000
by Rick Dobson 

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Programming Unleashed
by John Papa, et al 

Beginning SQL Server 2000 Programming
by Robin Dewson

Sams Teach Yourself Sql in 10 Minutes 
by Ben Forta

A Guide to the SQL Standard : A User's Guide to the Standard Relational Language Sql
by C. J. Date, Hugh Darwen

SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL
by Michael J. Hernandez, John L. Viescas


Structured Query Language (SQL) - A Practical Introduction
by Akeel I Din Download a free copy of this book (eBook) in PDF format

SQL Server administration books

<Top>

SQL Server 2000 Fast Answers for DBAs and Developers   < Click here to read my review >
by Joseph Sack

SQL Server 2000 For Experienced DBAs
by Brian Knight

Admin 911: SQL Server 2000
by Brian Knight

SQL Server 7 Essential Reference
by Sharon Dooley

Microsoft Sql Server 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
by William Robert Stanek

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
by William Robert Stanek

Learn SQL Server 2000 Administration
by Alvin T. Chang (Contributor), et al 

Database design and RDBMS fundamentals books

<Top>

An Introduction To Database Systems
by C. J. Date

Database Design Fundamentals
by Michael J. Hernandez

Database Design for Mere Mortals : A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design
by Michael J. Hernandez

SQL Server and XML programming books

<Top>

SQL Server 2000 XML Distilled    < Click here to read my review >
by Kevin Williams, Daryl Barnes, Bryant Likes, Stephen Mohr, Paul Morris, Andrew Novick, Andrew Polshaw, Simon Sabin, Jeni Tennison  

Professional SQL Server 2000 XML
by Paul J. Burke, et al 

Professional XML Schemas
by Jon Duckett, et al 

Working With Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and XML
by Sams Publishing

Scripting XML and WMI for Microsoft(r) SQL Server 2000: Professional Developer's Guide
by Tobias Martinsson 

The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures, XML, and HTML (With CD-ROM) 
by Ken Henderson 

XML and SQL Server 2000
by John Griffin 

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2000 With XML
by Graeme Malcolm 

Professional XSL
by Kurt Cagle, et al 

SQL Server Performance tuning books

<Top>

Microsoft Sql Server 7.0 Performance Tuning Technical Reference  < Click here to read my review >
by Steve Adrien Deluca, et al 

Microsoft Sql Server 2000 Performance Tuning Technical Reference : Technical Reference  < Click here to read my review >
by Edward Whalen (Editor), et al

Optimizing Sql Server 7 : Planning and Building a High-Performance Database
by Jeffrey R. Garbus

Microsoft SQL Server: Planning and Building a High Performance Database 
by Robert D. Schneider 

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook
by Ken England

SQL Performance Tuning
by Peter Gulutzan, Trudy Pelzer

SQL Server Security books

<Top>

SQL Server Security Distilled     < Click here to read my review and a sample chapter>
by Morris Lewis

Hacking Exposed Web Applications
by Joel Scambray, Mike Shema

Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense
by Stuart McClure, Saumil Shah, Shreeraj Shah


Hacking Exposed Windows 2000
by Joel Scambray, Stuart McClure

SQL Server database backup restore books

<Top>

SQL Server 7 Backup & Recovery
by Anil Desai

SQL Server 2000 Backup and Recovery 
by Anil Desai

SQL Server Backup and Recovery: Tools and Techniques
by Frank McBath

SQL Server certification books

<Top>

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SQL Server DTS and data warehousing books

<Top>

Professional SQL Server 2000 DTS
by Mark Chaffin, et al

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services
by Timothy Peterson

DTS Developer's Guide
by Brian Lawton

SQL Server DTS
by Steve Hughes, et al

Microsoft(r) SQL Server(tm) 2000 Analysis Services Step by Step
by Olap Train (Editor), Reed Jacobson 

SQL Server Developer's Guide to OLAP with Analysis Services
by Mike Gunderloy, Tim Sneath 

Data Mining with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Technical Reference
by Claude Seidman

MDX Solutions: With Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
by George Spofford

Professional SQL Server 2000 Data Warehousing with Analysis Services
by Chris Graves, et al 

SQL Server Replication books

<Top>

A guide to SQL Server 2000 Transactional & Snapshot Replication    < Click here to read my review >
by Hilary Cotter

Sql Server 2000 Replication Handbook
by David Winters