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SQL Server Links
- How To: Find Currently Running Long Sql Agent Jobs - A handy T-SQL Script here for the DBA tool-kit courtesy of Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Announcing the SQLskills Availability Group Demonstrator - Those super nice folks over at SQLSkills and in particular Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter), have kindly made this tool available for us all to learn and benefit from. It looks to be a great way to learn about and test working with Availability Groups.
- My Short Struggle With SQL Agent - A swift look at a particularly frustrating development constraint imposed by
Agent Smiththe SQL Server Agent, it’s Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter).
- The Trouble with Keys - Is that they can be used to open stuff, including a design can of worms. Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter) leads an interesting discussion on how to design for distributed identity management.
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn AGs at StackOverflow - A very interesting (and educational) look at StackOverflow’s recent experience with AlwaysOn from Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- Interviewing a DBA - Sharing his thoughts on why the typical technical Q & A screening is just not good enough, it’s Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL SERVER – Importance of User Without Login - A look at how this security feature (new to SQL2012) could be put to good use, courtesy of Pinal Dave (Blog|Twitter).
- I Bet Firefighters Would Make Great Dbas - Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) on who do you really call to put out your fires.
- Learn to Speak DBA Slang - Essential info for surviving on the rough and tough DBA streets, it’s Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- PASS First Timers Guide and Schedule – 2012 edition - Excellent advice and resources for all you PASS Summit first timers this year(including myself), courtesy of Jen McCown (Blog|Twitter).
- T-SQL Update Takes Much Longer Than The Matching Select Statement - An in depth look at an interesting recent support case from the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
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Misc Technology Posts
- My Favourite Suggestions for New Speakers - Erin Stellato (Blog|Twitter)
- Facebook surpasses one billion user - BBC News Technology
- Drinking too much coffee can MAKE YOU BLIND - TheRegister
- High-def CCTV cameras risk backlash, warns UK watchdog - BBC News Technology
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