I went on to the Microsoft site looking for books on SQL Server 2008. What you get is an incomprehensible jumble of stuff. Don’t tell me about everything there is – let me get to the information I want.
I used to really like the Microsoft site as there was masses of information that usually logically arranged. Now we get some many layers between us and the information that I’m likely to expire of old age (OK I know its not that long to go) before finding it.
Another example – I went looking for the information on the SQL Server exams – the logical route through the site leaves you with the impression there isn’t an upgrade from SQL 2005 MCITP to the 2008 version. Wrong! But oh how you have to search.
I’m coming to the conclusion that the only way to access the Microsoft site is to search from outside and hope you can get to what you need.
A triumph of style over substance at the moment.