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In case you had not guessed already the SQL community really likes a Free tool. Earlier this week I posted my Top 10 Free SQL Server Tools and it had a tremendous response from you, being mentioned in almost 100 tweets, okay it’s not exactly viral but this little blogger was chuffed. There were some great discussions both in the forum and in the comments, where some of you shared your own favorite tools.
We’re on snow watch here in the UK, which means the country is somewhat comically grinding to a halt like only the British know how. With this in mind it’s a less chat more links week from me. Travel safely folks.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Database mirroring: avoiding ‘cannot obtain a LOCK resource’ problems – Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter)
- Documentation: It Doesn’t Suck! – Jes Borland (Blog|Twitter)
- SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries (Jan 2013) – Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter)
- Execution Plans on Azure SQL Database Portal – Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter)
- Designing A Database: 7 Things You Don’t Want To Do – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter)
- Finding Orphan Logins – Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter)
- Joins are Commutative and SQL Server Knows it – Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter)
- Big Changes for Big Virtual Machines in VMware vSphere 5 – Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter)
- Performance Tuning SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 – Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter)
- An Interesting Case of Redundant Indexes – Pinal Dave (Blog|Twitter)
SQLBrit Community Forum
These are some of the discussions going on right now in the SQLBrit Community Forum
- Me Versus the Internet
- Should I Replicate, No Maybe Data Mirror, Hmmm SSIS?
- Preventing Index Fragmentation
- VM versus Physical
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
Use the SQL Server Event Calendar to keep informed of all upcoming SQL Server events, User Groups, and training opportunities here in the UK. You can also add this calendar alongside you existing Google calendar.
Misc Technology Posts
- US employee ‘outsourced job to China’ – BBC News Technology
- Facebook adds free calling feature for US iPhones – BBC News Technology
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Have a great weekend!