I've made a decision to stop adding new content to my new book “Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server (7th Edition)”. I finally came to the realization that I can't keep up with Microsoft and their constant churn. No, this does not mean I won't be publishing the book--hardly. It means that I'm going to trim back to 800 or so pages and publish the new stuff as EBook. This more closely follows the pattern used by Microsoft. That is, ship a product and then ship updates for the next couple of years (before it's made obsolete). ;)
To this end, the book's manuscript is now in the hands of the editors and reviewers. I hope to get it on the shelves this summer. The new support web site is up www.hitchhikerguides.net but not really ready for comments quite yet. Don't be surprised if the colors and layout change from minute to minute--I'm still tuning.
Let me end on this final note. This book would have been a lot harder without the help of Peter Blackburn. While he did not write a lot of content this time, he has been there during the entire process (over two years) keeping me on track, keeping my systems functional and keeping my eye on the ball when it comes to security issues. Thanks bud.