(SFTW) SQL Server Links 18/07/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Quite a light round-up this week, what with many of you enjoying Summer vacations and some super lucky folks attending the SQLBits conference. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy…. From the SQL Server blogs Execution Plan Details - Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) How to Back [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 11/07/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Following an excellent recommendation from Brent Ozar I’ve stuck my hand in my pocket and migrated the blog to a new hosting provider. WPEngine are a dedicated WordPress host and I have to say that so far I’m impressed, what with overall site speed and performance having noticeably improved. [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 03/07/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Publishing a day early this week folks, as many of my US chums will be celebrating a national holiday. I’ve been doing a little housekeeping on the blog. I’ve removed the background (though it was distracting) to make content easier to read, changed the navigation menus and created an [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 20/06/14

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Good reads from around the Web. With England’s World Cup dreams on the rocks, it’s good to know there is at least one team you can always rely on, the #SQLFamily. Sharing knowledge and insight for the benefit of others, each and every week. It’s a well known fact among the SQL Server community veterans [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 13/06/14

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Good reads from around the Web. The World Cup kicked off this week and it’s clear to see that most peoples favorite to win is Brazil. Good to see that you folks stateside (oh and Argentina) think you have a chance, as one of the few nations voting for themselves as most likely to win :-) If [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 06/06/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Many of you have been asking about what to read for your Professional Development, in addition to SQL Server books and so I’ve created a virtual bookshelf to share with you the titles that I have personally read and would recommend. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 30/05/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy…. From the SQL Server blogs Do Lots of Connections Slow Down Your SQL Server? - Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) How To: Restore The Master Database In Sql Server 2014 - Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) Clustered Columnstore Indexes: Performance Considerations - Dmitri Korotkevitch (Blog) [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 23/05/14

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Good reads from around the Web. It’s a Public holiday both here in Great Britain and the US this weekend. No doubt many of you are already enjoying things, having taken Friday out of the office too. Well played. Just be sure to change those Ebay passwords…. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 16/05/14

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Good reads from around the Web. SFTW is back! Did you miss me? Thought so. You probably did not even notice I’d been gone right but it is great to be back all the same. Even SqlBrit needs a vacation every once in a while and one of the best ways to improve your productivity is [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 25/04/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Shhhhhhh, keep it down you lot. I’m sneaking the SFTW round-up out a day early folks because I intend to skive-off tomorrow. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy…. From the SQL Server blogs You’re Doing it Wrong – Database Standards - Thomas Larock [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 04/04/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Big news on the block this week is that SQL Server 2014 went RTM on Tuesday. You can download an evaluation copy here. Have fun! Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy…. From the SQL Server blogs The Problem with SQL Azure - Thomas [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 28/03/14

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Good reads from around the Web. If you’re a Data Professional that happens to be in the vicinity of Great Britain then you had better well get yourself registered for SQLBits, the largest SQL Server event in Europe. Session voting is now open by the way. Choose wisely. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 21/03/14

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Good reads from around the Web. Short and sweet this week. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy…. From the SQL Server blogs After You’ve Been a DBA, What Do You Do? - Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) Performance improvements in SQL Server 2014 - Klaus Aschenbrenner (Blog|Twitter) What is the most worrying cause [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 14/03/14

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Good reads from around the Web. There was a lot of quality content posted this week from the SQL community, with an abundance of great posts being curated off the back of this months sublime T-SQL Tuesday theme choice courtesy of Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter). Well played sir. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 07/03/14

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Good reads from around the Web. I’m pleased to announce that SQLBits, Europe’s largest SQL Server conference, will be taking place on 17th -19th July 2014. Registration is now open. See you there. Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy…. From the SQL Server blogs The Top 5 [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 21/02/14

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Good reads from around the Web. I’ve been getting quite a few emails from you lately asking about blogging and how to get started with your own blog ventures. Things like what technology and theme do I use being some of the more common questions. This is a wonderful thing. The fact that you are [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 14/02/14

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Good reads from around the Web. It’s Valentines Day folks and the perfect time to share some SQL love. Being a Casanova of SQL is not much help when it comes to securing the affections of your significant other. So don’t leave it to the last minute folks! Naturally SQLBrit has his card written out [...]

(SFTW) SQL Server Links 31/01/14

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Good reads from around the Web. It’s Something For The Weekend(SFTW) time, I hope you’ve had a great week. Regular readers know that I’m a big believer of using any available opportunity during the busy day to get my learn on. I find audiobooksare a splendid way to achieve this. Each day I commute roughly for two hours, a [...]