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SQL Server Links
- Parent transaction ID in 2012 fn_dblog output - Getting all excited about new information that’s been exposed in 2012 it’s Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Resume Tune Up (Video) - Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) and the PLF team review a lot of resumes on behalf of their clients and here they share their advice on how to get the best form your own resume. Want more resume writing advice, check out my post How To Write An Interview Winning Resume.
- Technical Case Study: Klout implementation of Analysis Services over Hive (Big Data) - I’ve not had an opportunity to read this for myself yet but I’m quitely confident it’s going to be a very interesting read. Please let me know what you think of it.
- Back to Index Basics: How to Make SELECT Statements Faster (Video) - A performance tuning lesson courtesy of Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- Use What Works: Prefixing Database Tables With ‘Tbl’ - Some passionate discussions going on in the comments of this excellent post from Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter). What do you think to prefix or not to prefix?
- Encrypting data in the same column - Denny Cherry (Blog|Twitter) discusses.
- Recognizing SQL Server’s Warning Signs - There’s no smoke without fire but there’s something strangely familiar about all those screenshots ;-) Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) shares advice on how you can see things clearly.
- Notes on Log Reader Parameters MaxCmdsInTran and ReadBatchSize - Microsoft SQL Server Replication Support Team(Blog)
- DBA Confession: Sometimes Everyone’s the Slow Kid - Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter)
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Misc Technology Posts
- The PC is Over - CodingHorror
- Lenovo ousts HP as world’s top PC maker, says Gartner - BBC News Technology
- Calling home, receiving calls and smartphone data from the US - Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter) – International travelers heading to the PASS summit will want to read this.
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G/Wi-Fi Review - Scott Hanselman
- Facebook says it’s LOSING money in the UK … pays hardly any tax - TheRegister
- Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability - BBC News Technology
- How I Work: Staying Productive Whilst Traveling - Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter)
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