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SQL Server Links
- Corruption demo databases and scripts - Everybody likes to break things and the clever folks of SQLSkills are no different. Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) shares some destruction.
- Matters of Opinion - Stepping up requires stepping back, taking a look at the big picture and having the vision to see what you want the future to look like. Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter) opines.
- How To: Determine If You Are Running A 32-Bit Version Of Sql Server On A 64-Bit O/S - Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) shares a handy T-SQL script that will perform this validation for you.
- Implementing Snapshot or Read Committed Snapshot Isolation in SQL Server: A Guide - An excellent explanation from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- Day 1 of 31 Days of Disaster Recovery: Does DBCC Automatically Use Existing Snapshot? - An entire months worth of Database Backup knowledge and insight for you to enjoy, courtesy of Robert L. Davis(Blog|Twitter).
- Thoughts on the SQL Server MCM Knowledge Exam - Sharing his MCM Exam experience it’s Sean Gallardy(Blog|Twitter).
- Uneven query executions with parallelism - More customer support case insights from those super smart folks the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- Yankee Swap Number Generator - Using his initiative this week to put people out of work, it’s Mike Hilwig (Blog|Twitter).
- Talking on Purpose - Sharing her insights on career migration to the consulting world it’s Jen McCown (Blog|Twitter).
- Service does not start | TDSSNIClient initialization failed - A novel troubleshooting case shared courtesy of Pradeep Adiga (Blog|Twitter).
- Microsoft Windows Azure Disaster Recovery Options for On-Premises SQL Server - Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter) on how you can leverage the cloud to extend your on-premise SQL Server DR options.
SQLBrit Community Forum
These are some of the discussions going on right now in the SQLBrit Community Forum
- 2013 Now What? - See what technology your peers are looking forward to in 2013 and share your own thoughts.
- What Character Traits Do You Look For in a DBA? - Some brilliant suggestions and discussion. Be sure to have your say.
- There’s Just Never Enough Time - Time is precious and here the community discuss their tips for making the most of it.
- Index & Execution Plan Basics - Folks share their recommened resources.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
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Misc Technology Posts
- 8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do - Inc.
- Pupil Hernandez, who refused to wear RFID, loses appeal - BBC News Technology
- Web Discussions: Flat by Design - CodingHorror
- Gamers hired by father to ‘kill’ son in online games - BBC News Technology
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