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SQL Server Links
- Breaking News: Microsoft Sql Server Will Do What You Tell It To Do - Shocking revelations this week from Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Why are so many DBCC commands undocumented? - Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) shares the reasoning behind this often raised question. I think you’ll find it makes a lot of sense when you understand the thinking behind it.
- 7 Tips to Get the Best Free Help - We all need to ask for help from time to time and there is a right way to go about it to ensure the best results. Sharing his advice, it’s Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- Identifying External Memory Pressure with dm_os_ring_buffers and RING_BUFFER_RESOURCE_MONITOR - Another insightful look at diagnosing memory pressure from Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter).
- How to Configure a Clustered Storage Space in Windows Server 2012 - Continuing their look at administering Windows Server 2012, it’s the Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing Team Blog (Blog)
- How One Hour Of Action Can Give You 150 Hours Of Satisfaction - Paying down your technical debt is the difference between between Junior and Senior DBAs. Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) explains how you can take back control of your time.
- Simulating OLTP Queries: How to Run Load Tests Against SQL Server - Performance tuning guidance from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- Do You Document Your SQL Server Instances? - Looking at the importance of documentation and how it is currently percieved in the community, courtesy of the latest survey results from Brad McGehee (Blog|Twitter).
- How It Works: When is the FlushCache message added to SQL Server Error Log? - Database engine internals insights from the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
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Misc Technology Posts
- LinkedIn users targeted in phishing scam after hack -
- Microsoft backsteps Azure from platform to infrastructure cloud -
- Google unveils new mapping technologies
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