Something for the Weekend – SQL Server Links 01/06/12

It’s SFTW Time, I hope you’ve had a great week.

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Congratulations Ma'am

It’s almost time to kick off the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities here in Great Britain. This means the majority of folks will be extending a hat tip in the direction of Her Majesty and showing their appreciation by enjoying the extended Bank Holiday Weekend as they darn well see fit. That’s right, apart from the tourists most of us are just not that bothered about the celebrations but will of course gladly accept another day off from the grind. Thanks Ma’am!

Yes I know, I’m such a cynic. Maybe I’m just bitter that I will in fact be working on this bonus holiday, drawing the short straw to cover the shift on Bank Holiday Monday, a true DBA hero I know ;-) You can have yourself a right old Royal giggle by following the Tweets of @Queen_UK. Laughter is apparently the best medicine after all…

Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!

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Have a great weekend!

About John Sansom

I’m a Microsoft Certified Master(MCM) of SQL Server. I’ve been working with database technology in a variety of flavors for over fifteen years. I absolutely love what I do and genuinely feel privileged to be a part of our tremendous technology community. Got a question about SQL Server or being a DBA? Ask me!


  1. Michael Swart says:

    Some really good links here this week John. 
    And thanks for the plug, “Making life easier, just because I can” is exactly why I posted it.

    We had our own Victoria day weekend two weeks ago. Better known as “the start of summer” or May 2-4 (“2-4″ being another name for a case of beer)

    I took a look at @Queen_UK:disqus and somehow I suspect that it’s not really her tweeting. 

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