I hope you’ve had a great week!
It’s a double round-up for you, as I write this weeks SFTW post from Seattle Tacoma (Sea-Tac as the locals call it) Airport. I’ve been away with work for the last two weeks and so blog time has been in short supply but nevertheless I always endeavour to come up with the goods for the regulars.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Avoiding Uniqueness for Performance – Continuing to share performance tuning insights by example, it’s Paul White (Blog|Twitter). Proof, as if it were ever needed, that it depends.
- Book Review: SQL Server Hardware by Glenn Berry – Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) on Glenn Berry’s latest SQL title. Certainly sounds like a perfect candidate to be added to your SQL reading list.
- RTFM. No seriously, R.T.F.M. Then ask your question – This really shouldn’t be anything new to anybody. RTFM was drummed into me way back when I was learning my very first programming skills as part of my Computer Science degree and it has done good by me ever since. Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) explains.
- SQL Server, Seeks, and Binary Search – More fascinating SQL Server performance internals from Paul White (Blog|Twitter).
- The Stages of Growth – Taking a ride on the emotional DBA roller-coaster courtesy of Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter).
- ACID Properties By Example (And Counterexample) Part Two: Consistent – Continuing his excellent post series, I give you Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter).
- Should All Data Be Encrypted By Default? – Interesting discussions this week from Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter) where he considers a security philosophy that is becoming ever more prevalent with the adoption of Cloud services.
- Do yourself a favor… Trust No One – Sound advice from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Configuring, Benchmarking and Validating an I/O Subsystem for SQL Server, Part 1 – Kicking off what looks set to be a fascinating series, it’s Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- When was the Last Time You Removed an Index Because it was Never Used? – Sharing the results of his latest user survey, Brad McGehee (Blog|Twitter).
- How compressed is your backup? – More real world customer support experience, courtesy of CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- Windows Azure Security Review – A look at the security framework of Windows Azure from Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter). If you’re considering implementing services that leverage this Cloud platform then you’ll really want to know this stuff.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
- EDINBURGH – Wed 17 Aug – Reporting Services and Sharepoint Integration with Rob Carrol
- LONDON – Thur 18 Aug -
- SURREY – Thu 18 Aug – A packed evening covering Business Intelligence, Denali and a newcommer’s first session!
- MANCHESTER – Wed 24 Aug – Replication by Neil Hambly and Cube versus tables with Steve Powell at the Coop
- LEEDS -Thu 25 Aug – XQuery Fundementals with Neil Hambly
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Misc Technology Posts
That’s it for this week. If you’ve read a post this week that you think deserves a mention be sure to let me and other readers know by using comments section below. You can also reach me on email and find me on Twitter(@JohnSansom).
Have a great weekend!