I hope you’ve had a great week.
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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Bug: reverting from a database snapshot shrinks the transaction log to 0.5MB - Another sneaky little Snapshot related bug revealed thanks to Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Maintenance Plans and Roombas Suck – in a Good Way - Making the case FOR maintenance plans. No really. It’s Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- Modifying Tables Online – Part 1: Migration Strategy - A high quality walk through from Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter). How would you solve this task in your environment? I’m loving the artwork in this post too, it really captures/communicates that tense moment all DBAs go through.
- BCP Script Generator - Sharing the results of her recent BCP adventures, Michelle Ufford(Blog|Twitter) provides us with another one of her valuable scripts.
- Max server memory configuration survey results - Interesting stuff as always in the latest survey results from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Modifying Tables Online – Part 2: Implementation Example - Continuing his excellent series, it’s Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter)
- I was going to call this post “Windows Azure Best Practices” but I’m not allowed to - Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter) sharing Windows Azure Best Practices. Maybe he cannot boldly say so but SQL Brit sure can :-) !
- Allans AlwaysOn Availability Groups FAQ - In case you did not know already, Allan Hirt (Blog|Twitter) has a ridiculous amount of knowledge to share when it comes to HA solutions using SQL Server. This week Allan talks about AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
- SQL Server 2012 Certification Changes Video - Summarising what you need to know about Certification changes for 2012 in this video, courtesy of Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter). I also talked about some of the hidden changes in my post Where Have all the DBAs and DB DEVs Gone this week.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
Misc Technology Posts
- Apple and Samsung bury differences over iPad launch
- ‘Action needed’ to meet UK’s cookie tracking deadline
- CompSci boffins tout file encryption for Google Docs
- Make Your Email Hacker Proof
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Have a great weekend!