Itzik Ben-Gan

Itzik Ben-Gan is a mentor and cofounder of Solid Quality Mentors. A Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1999, Ben-Gan teaches and consults internationally on T-SQL querying, programming, and query tuning. He is the coauthor of Inside Microsoft SQL Server: T-SQL Querying and Inside Microsoft SQL Server:T-SQL Programming. He has written numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine and MSDNŽ, and speaks at industry events such as Microsoft Tech*Ed, DevWeek, PASS, and SQL Server Connections.

"It's very specific - which will be especially pleasing to professionals tired of the all-in-one approaches to computer guidebooks, and it provides all the nuts and bolts needed to fine-tune and work with Microsoft SQL Server 2012."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: The Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, September 2012, Volume 7, Number 9

"The exercises at the end of each chapter are challenging and insightful, and can lead to a level of understanding sufficient to write well-structured code."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing, Vol. 17 No. 4/5, July/October 2012

"An excellent text for study of these peculiarities of T-SQL, provided you do not have problems with understanding the basics of this language."
--Luigi Zambetti,

"Itzik’s book is a welcome addition to my bookshelf and I can highly recommend it. If you use T-SQL on the job in any way the information in this book will make you a better user of T-SQL."
--Craig S. Mullins, Data and Technology Today

"Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Querying provided me with 750+ pages of focused, advanced and practical knowledge that has added a few tips and tricks to my arsenal of query tuning strategies."
--Sam Abraham, Geeks With Blogs