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SQL Server Links
- SQLskills holiday gift to you: all 2011 Insider videos on YouTube – Festive gifts of knowledge, courtesy of Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Bob Dylan Explains TempDB (Video) – Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) getting all dressed up again. Should we be worried?
- Well That Wasn’t Obvious – Super interesting lessons from Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter) and community chums.
- Your Job Outlook is Cloudy and That’s a Good Thing – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) peers into his crystal ball to share with you your inevitable futures. Which will you choose though?
- Survey: where do you store your database backups? – Have your say in the latest survey from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Some Backup Info – You’ll never get this guy to a meeting but at least your backups will be in good hands, it’s Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter).
- Backups Gone Bad: The Danger of Differentials – Are you aware of these dangers? Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) explains why your backups might not be as robust as you think.
- How It Works: Gotcha: *VARCHAR(MAX) caused my queries to be slower – SQL Server support insights from real world customer cases, courtesy of the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- New version of Partition Management Utility supports SQL2012, ColumnStore Indexes – Free tool, I’ll take one of those sir!
- SQL Server Management Studio: “Include Client Statistics” Button – SSMS tools for performance tuning from Jes Borland (Blog|Twitter). Good call, as this measuring tool often gets overlooked.
- Here I Come to Save the Daaay! – A real world DBA troubleshooting tale from Rebecca Mitchell(Blog|Twitter).
- Top 10 Learning Resources for Accidental DBAs – Darn it Glenn and there I was thinking you had been slacking off from blogging but no you were busy writting awesome stuff over on SQLSkills instead. Mr Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
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Misc Technology Posts
- My next PC will be an Ultrabook – Scott Hanselman
- Apple’s Tim Cook says Macs will be made in US – BBC News Technolodgy
- The best tablets for Christmas – TheRegister
- Google kills free version of Apps for business – TheRegister
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