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What a brilliant two weeks of sporting action we’ve had here in London. I’m gutted that it’s coming to a close this weekend. It’s been an outstanding games packed full of passion, courage, drama and we’ve met some great characters. Team GB have also put in a tremendous performance. Why are we so good at cycling? I think it’s fair to say that the games have been a resounding success! You’ve got to look past the price tag sometimes.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Database Refactoring – Clearly passionate on the subject, it’s Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Backup to Basics – Video – Another great video from the PLF Team with your host Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter).
- Invitation to T-SQL Tuesday #33 – Trick Shots – Get involved in the community and share your thoughts/stories/insights through T-SQL Tuesday, this month hosted by Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries (August 2012) – Every DBA has a tool kit of handy scripts and this set is one that you absolutely must make sure to include, courtesy of author Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL Server DBA Interview Questions Video – Something a little bit different then this time form Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) and the PLF Team. I bet you can’t answer all of these! Well can you?
- You’re Doing It Wrong: 5 Factors That Affect Database Performance – Man I’ve been hearing that a lot lately ;-) Make sure you don’t fall foul of these thanks to Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Microsoft Whitepaper – AlwaysOn Solution Guide: Offloading Read-Only Workloads to Secondary Replicas – A heads up via Pinal Dave (Blog|Twitter) that there’s a new Whitepaper avaialble.
- Cloning SQL Permissions for users – A T-SQL coding tip here from Amit Banerjee (Blog|Twitter)
- SQL Server Virtualization Question and Answer Webcast – Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter)
- Cranky Series: What Makes Mike a Cranky DBA and Why? – Glad to see I’m not the only one getting all cranky on the job. Mike Hilwig (Blog|Twitter) shares his thoughts, part of an excellent series.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
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Misc Technology Posts
- Productivity vs. Guilt and Self-Loathing
- Microsoft: It’s not Metro, it’s Windows 8
- Glaswegian scientists snap entangled particles
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Have a great weekend!