It’s SFTW Time, I hope you’ve had a great week.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Using fn_dblog, fn_dump_dblog, and restoring with STOPBEFOREMARK to an LSN – Details of a very cool and exclusively blogged internals function this week from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter). I was fortunate enough to catch up with the SQL Skills folks this week at IE2 in London. Exceptional training as always!
- SQL Rally 2012: It’s all about the sauce – Sharing his secret ingredient for community success it’s head chef Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL Server Tricks: How Can I Restore a Subset of My Tables to A Prior Point in Time? – I see questions about restoring specific tables a lot on the forums. How would you solve the problem? Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) offers some solutions.
- Dell 12th Generation Server Cheat Sheet – Bringing some well needed clarity to the latest hardware offerings from Dell, it’s Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- ‘Backup Completed’ is NOT an Error Message – DBA ponderings from Kevin Kline(Blog|Twitter).
- Video: Heaps in SQL Server: Performance, Maintenance, and Your Sanity – The second offering this week from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- Lessons From Geordi La Forge – A wishy-washy post then from Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter) this week.
- AlwaysON – HADRON Learning Series: Worker Pool Usage for HADRON Enabled Databases – CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog)
- Enter the 2012 Exceptional DBA of the Year Awards – It’s that time of year again already. Do you have someone in mind that you would like to nominate or put forward? Here’s Brad McGehee (Blog|Twitter) with the details.
- Switching Between Server Core and Full GUI with Windows Server 2012 – Make sure you don’t fall foul of this installation ordering gotcha thanks to the insights of Allan Hirt (Blog|Twitter).
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
Misc Technology Posts
- Please Don’t Learn to Code
- Are Twitter and Facebook changing the way we complain?
- Met Police to extract suspects’ mobile phone data
- Inside Nvidia’s GK110 monster GPU
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