Attendees at the IOD conference had an opportunity to pick up a complementary copy of the book: "Information on Demand; Introduction to DB2 9 New Features". Our nickname for the book is "flash book". Here is a link to the flash book: http://books.mcgraw-hill.com/getbook.php?isbn=0071487832&template=
There was plenty of excitement the day we gave out the flash book and had three of the four authors available to sign copies. People were carrying the flash book with them as it is very small and portable. And I heard many positive comments about the content as well. Our intention for creating this flash book was to provide a very quick introduction to the latest features, from a business perspective. And... our goal was achieved.
This flash book is actually an abridged version of the soon-to-be published McGraw-Hill book: "IBM DB2 9 New Features". You are able to pre-order this book at a 40% discount: http://www.superbookdeals.com/IBMDB2-9. You've probably heard of all four authors as each of them is very active with customers, at conferences, and as authors: Paul Zikopoulos, Chris Eaton, George Baklarz, and Leon Katsnelson.
This book will provide you with comprehensive technical details and real-world business uses for all of the new features in DB2 9. You'll learn about the capabilities found in pureXML as well as administrative enhancements in areas such as self-management, high availability, and security. Also covered are features for the developer from a Ruby on Rails toolkit for the Developer Workbench and enhanced .NET developer support.
If you were lucky enough to receive a flash book, let me know what you think of it.... and if not, please consider buying the full version of the book at a 40% discount.