NewsGator Database Architect Shares SQL Server Expertise in New Book

'SQL Server MVP Deep Dives' reveals tips, techniques and best practices for database development and administration

Oct 08, 2009, 11:00 ET from NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

DENVER, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsGator database architect Glenn Berry discloses valuable insights into Microsoft SQL Server development and administration in a new book of tips, techniques and experience-driven best practices for database development.

"SQL Server MVP Deep Dives" (Manning Publications Co.) contains chapters from Berry and 52 other SQL Server MVPs ("Microsoft most valuable professionals," or outstanding contributors to Microsoft technical communities). Topics include SQL database design and architecture, performance tuning, optimization, development, administration and business intelligence integration. Berry's chapters are "Using database mirroring to become a superhero," and "Dr DMV: how to use Dynamic Management Views."

"The SQL database is the heart and soul of many important business applications such as the NewsGator Social Sites enterprise social networking application," explains Berry. "In Social Sites, SQL is the clearinghouse for all the information an enterprise generates about people, their work and their opportunities for sharing that information to increase productivity. Consequently, the quality of database administration ultimately affects the enterprise's performance, which is why the knowledge in this book is valuable."

Berry has a long list of Microsoft certifications, including CITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD and MCTS. He is also an adjunct faculty member and master teacher at University College - University of Denver. His technical interests include high availability, performance optimization, database engines and DMV queries.

All author royalties from the book go to War Child International (, a network of independent organizations working across the world to help children affected by war. Over one billion children live in countries or territories affected by armed conflict -- almost one sixth of the total world population, according to UNICEF.

"SQL Server MVP Deep Dives" is available for pre-order on It will ship the first week of November.

For more background information on the book's contents, visit

About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies helps enterprises and media companies leverage social computing solutions to deliver real business value. The company's enterprise social networking and widget services are in use by hundreds of the world's most recognized brands, including Biogen Idec, CBS, CNN, Discovery, National Geographic, Procter & Gamble and USA Today. NewsGator Social Sites and Enterprise Server give enterprises better ways to collaborate, share content, expand employee knowledge and improve productivity. For more information, visit

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