Most of you, who are following me on Twitter or are connected to me on Facebook or LinkedIn, must be knowing this already. Pinal Dave (Blog | Twitter) ran a 5-day contest on his blog SQLAuthority.com (http://blog.sqlauthority.com), from 6th August through 10th August 2012 and I was one of the participants.
As part of this contest, two winners were chosen during each day, one from US and one from India, and the winner was given a Free copy of Joes 2 Pros Combo (Set of 5 books worth USD 198). Just like me, many other people participated in the contest each day and I just attempted and I never expected that I would be one of the lucky winners. One fine day (20th August), I just visited his blog like I do frequently, and I was surprised to see that I was one of the lucky winners:-) Winner of Day 3…!!! Read the Winners Announcement here.
I was so excited about this victory and was eagerly waiting for the books. I received my books yesterday and here are few snaps:-)
Here is the parcel that was delivered to me
And now, here are the books
I am so excited about this great quality content on SQL Server and I have already started reading the books. It’s definitely going to be an interesting journey and a great learning reading through these books.
I would like to thank Pinal Dave for such a wonderful prize and his continuous contributions to community through various means (Blog, Books, Videos, Events, and lot more). He is an inspiration to many people working on the SQL Server platform in the IT industry. Thank you Pinal…!!!
Also, I congratulate all the Winners of this Contest including the Bonus Winners.
Those of you who participated in the contest but did not win or who have not participated, but still want to read these books, you can always get these books from any of the leading online stores in India and across the world. Following are links to these books on some of the leading online stores.
- SQL SERVER – Contest – Summary of 5 Day and Additional Information (sqlauthority.com)
- SQL SERVER – Winners – Contest Win Joes 2 Pros Combo (USD 198) (sqlauthority.com)