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Following a fantastic week off slacking, having returned from sunny Spain (seriously, what’s up with this British weather), this weeks round-up is a monster double edition post, grrrrr.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Is SELECT Identity()..INTO Minimally Logged in Simple Recovery? - A very interesting T-SQL walk through from Robert L. Davis(Blog|Twitter).
- Improved Laziness - Being lazy really is a good thing, I knew it! Confirming once more that he is a genius, it’s Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter).
- AlwaysOn is a marketing brand, not a feature - Setting the record straight with Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter).
- Which Data Professional Are You? - I’d probably give you a different answer each day of the week you asked. What about you? Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) sharing his view of our professional landscape.
- Management and Monitoring Tools for Windows Azure - A handy list of tools for sticking your head in the cloud and keeping it there, courtesy of Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter).
- PBM, Replication and Stored Procedure Names - A clever solution working with Policy Based Management, from Denny Cherry (Blog|Twitter).
- A Developer’s Guide to Dangerous Queries - Query tuning advice in this weeks PLF Crew web show with your host Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter).
- Two Socket Database Servers vs. Four Socket - Making the case for that upgrade, or not, it’s Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter). Also, if you’re in the market for a new laptop you’ll want to read this.
- Developing on the Right Side of the Brain - The community voted and Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter) delivered.
- Performing Fast Searches of Query Plans - T-SQL investigations with Robert L. Davis(Blog|Twitter).
- Giving users the ability to create indexes - A real world problem solved, courtesy of Denny Cherry (Blog|Twitter).
- AlwaysOn Availability Groups in AWS Revisited - A very insightful post from Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter). I really enjoy these architectural themed posts!
- Clustering On Uniqueidentifiers Is “No Reason For Worry”? - Performance tuning tuning considerations for SQL Azure, with Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- In the Cloud, Everything Costs Money - Encouraging us to see the true costs of things, it’s Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter).
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
The big fixture this weekend is of course RedGate’s SQL In The City. Today’s event (Friday) is already well under way and I can’t begin to explain just how gutted I am to be missing out but there’s still time for you to attend tomorrow if you’re quick about it!
Misc Technology Posts
- Digg to be merged with News.me daily briefing service
- O2′s titsup network struggles to find its feet
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Have a great weekend!