Special Edition Using Microsoft SQL Server 6.5by Bob Branchek, Peter Hazlehurst, Stephen Wynkoop, Scott L. Warner
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I'd like to thank my family for their patience and understanding in providing the quality time necessary to complete the book. I'd especially like to thank my wife Cathy, who read and offered suggestions on my first, second, and sometimes third drafts of chapters. I'd like apologize to my son Jeffrey for not working out some way to include his picture in this book (as I did in QUE's Using Windows NT .
I'd like to thank Dick Vigilante and Howard Decklebaum of the Information Technologies Institute of New York University for the opportunity to teach courses on related computer topics the past 15 years. I'd also like to thank the students of those classes who, although they were attending evening classes and were tired from long work days, still managed to ask questions that helped me to learn along with them.
Thanks to the people at the various training organizations at which I've delivered training including: Mike, Jim, and Andy of Online Consulting in Wilmington, Delaware; Karen, Kenan, and Carmen at Dow Jones Training Services in Princeton, New Jersey; Bruce at Teltech and Ronnie at Creative Data Movers in New York City; and Jim at Professional Training Services in Nashua, New Hampshire.
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I would like to thank my family, especially my father, for inspiration and guidance. I also would like to thank all my friends at Phoenix who are great to work with and who provide an excellent place to play with new toys like Java and the Internet. Finally, I'd like to thank my adopted U.S. family (they know who they are) for all their help, support, and friendship in the time that I've been lucky enough to know them. And final, final thanks to all the folks at Que, especially Deborah Abshier, Jeff Riley and Al Valvano for "learning me to read" and for bringing me into the world of publishing."
First, thank you to the team at Que, specifically Al Valvano and Jeff Riley for their persistence in making this book become a reality and working through the changing landscape with SQL Server to make this book the best it can be. Many thanks to my family for putting up with the continuous push on schedules and "just one more section." Without their help and support, this would not have been possible. A special thank you to my wife for her adding a much-needed round of editing on materialsit was very much appreciated. Also, many thanks to Mike B. for all of the foresight, commitment, and pushing to the edge of technologies. Without his passion for technology, life would not be what it is today.
Bob Branchek is an independent lecturer, writer, and the president of Bob Branchek Associates, Inc., a New Jersey-based Microsoft Solution Provider specializing in the delivery of customized training and consulting for Microsoft Windows NT and SQL Server. Bob has 19 years of experience in the computer industry and contributed to Que's Using Windows NT. Bob also lectures at the Information Technologies Institute of New York University in New York City and currently is teaching a course on client/server computing. He's the writer and on-camera talent for several video training courses, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional. He possesses both B.S. and M.A. degrees. While employed for Digital Equipment Corporation's Educational Training Services, he was awarded its Instructor Excellence Award in 1982, 1983 and 1984. Bob can be reached on the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org or on CompuServe at 73227,1627.
Peter Hazlehurst, born in Oxford, England, and educated in Australia, has spent the past five years in the client/server development industry specializing in real-world business solutions. Peter moved to the U.S. three years ago to join Phoenix International as its first employee and currently is Senior Systems Architect. Phoenix is the leading client/server vendor of Banking Software and its product is installed in 13 institutions in the U.S. and six internationally. The relational database Phoenix selected is Sybase System 10, written entirely in Gupta's SQLWindows. Phoenix currently is in the process of porting to Microsoft SQL Server to target smaller domestic banks with the concept of the "bank in a box." Phoenix has shown that client/server works for real businesses. Peter can be reached via e-mail on the Internet at email@example.com or on CompuServe at 73114,3145.
Stephen Wynkoop is an author and lecturer working almost exclusively with Microsoft-based technologies. Stephen has been a regular speaker at Microsoft's TechEd conferences and has written two other books on Access and Office '95 development technologies. He contributed to Que's Special Edition Using Windows NT Server and is working on other Que regarding exciting technologies on the horizon. Stephen can be reached on the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott L. Warner is a programmer/analyst for Service Graphics, Inc. in Indianapolis. He received his degree from Purdue University's computer technology department. In addition to Delphi, Scott also develops applications in PowerBuilder and Visual Basic. He can be reached on the Internet email@example.com.
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