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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Identifying and Correcting SQL Server Implicit Conversion - A high quality performance tuning walk-through from Jes Borland (Blog|Twitter). I see this issue within customer environments a lot so make sure you don’t get caught out.
- Execution Plans … In the Cloud! - An insightful look at what’s in store for you query plans in the cloud, courtesy of Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter).
- Why is SQL Injection still a problem? - A look at why SQL Injection is still a very real problem, it’s Denny Cherry (Blog|Twitter).
- Fast Storage in AWS - To the cloud this week with Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter). Yes, this is a not a SQL Server post but did I mention that I also work with Cassandra, Hadoop, MySQL, MongoDB and postGIS to name a few? Don’t make the mistake of being a one dimensional DBA and take advantage of excellent content such as this from your SQL peers writing off topic.
- Initialization of Merge Replication subscriber fails with primary key violation - Advanced replication troubleshooting from the Microsoft SQL Server Replication Support Team(Blog).
- Alerts with More than E-Mail - Some real world in the trenches DBA magic from Mike Hilwig (Blog|Twitter).
- Are you a functional DBA? - Jen McCown (Blog|Twitter) looks at what type of DBA you think you are.
- Sensitive Data Must Be Encrypted - Straight talking from Denny Cherry (Blog|Twitter) here and he quite rightly points out that sometimes you just have to take the hit of an outage.
- SQL Audit 201 – Creating an Audit Solution - Bringing all the pieces together for what has been an excellent and comprehensive post series.
- Notes to a DBA who wishes to know more - You can never have too many quality resources and Jen McCown (Blog|Twitter) shares some of her favourites here.
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Misc Technology Posts
- US resists control of internet passing to UN agency
- Airline leaves customer on hold for 15 hours
- Hotmail to be replaced by Outlook.com in Microsoft switch
- How to Add A Custom Alias To Outlook.com
- Software bug flattens NYSE trader
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