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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Professional SQL Server 2000 DTS (Data Transformation Services) (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Mark Chaffin, Brian Knight, Todd Robinson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Wrox does it again!


This is a very detailed book and answered some specific questions that I had on DTS. Especially in the OLAP portion. Very good level to get you started then moves into the lower level.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality: Methods for Reducing Costs and Increasing Profits
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Larry P. English
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Answers Business Executives Concerns on Data Warehousing


Data warehousing conjures many myths - both technical and business. Seldom is a marriage of business and technical skills more necessary than in data warehousing implementations.
Many data warehousing books wax on the technical issues and requirements - such as data extraction, modeling etc. These are important and bring great benefits to any implementing team. However, till recently, there has not been a good book to follow through on the data warehousing implementation.
The business benefits and how it can be enhanced from data warehousing are discussed in Larry English's book. Many reader, will no doubt, have data warehousing implementations and will want to enhance the investment. This is the book for you.
Understanding the business is an almost primordial instinct that a data warehouse designer must have. Mr. English's book will enhance on this instinct and also give tips on cutting cost and finding areas of additional business value.
Please let me know if you found this review helpful - contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Active Directory, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Half-decent combo book on AD and scripting


I had the privilege of meeting Robbie Allen recently at an Active Directory Conference. His experience in designing and maintaining Active Directory at Cisco showed through both in his presentations and this fine new book from O'Reilly.
Features new to Windows 2003 are covered in this edition, and the tools and scripts mentioned and listed in the book have most or all been updated.
One of the problems with technical books is how fast they become obsolete, especially in the Windows NOS space. Robbie's book keeps pace with those changes and helps administrators plan for Windows 2003 and beyond.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dreamweaver 4 Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Joseph W. Lowery, Kevin Lynch
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good but...


Hello, I think Dreamweaver 4 Bible is a very good book. But there are a lot of things that the author should note. Mr. Lowery told us how to insert a frame or build a web page that has frames but he didn't tell us whether to use or not to use frames. This is just one example. In other words, he likes to tell how to do it but he doesn't like to tell whether we should do it or not. Since the book is for Beginning to Advanced users, he could have included the general tips. Well it's for Dreamweaver anyway, but the web development is important. (I think that's what Dreamweaver all about) But it's worth a [price], so I would recommend you to buy it. :)