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It’s been a noticeably quieter week in the blog-sphere, most likely due to all the SQL community MVPs sunning themselves (figuratively, it is in Seattle after all) at the MVP Summit.
Some of you have been asking about the photos that I share on SFTW each week. The astute observer will of course have noticed that they are all British “things”, adding a splash of culture to your day.
I’m particularly partial to a slice of cake, and as Mrs SQLBrit likes to bake, well I’m naturally happy to offer my expert opinion on such matters. If you like the look of a cake, you can click the image to get the recipe and have a go yourself. SQL and cake, a winning combination.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy.
SQL Server Links
- 7 Things Developers Should Know About SQL Server – Aside from the Prime Directive that – The DBA “is” always right, Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) reveals all.
- Why should you bother with the PASS BA Conference this April? – Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter) on why you need to be thinking about the Big Picture in order to secure your future career success.
- Rolling Averages in SQL Server – T-SQL wizardry from Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter).
- Halloween Protection – The Complete Series – Paul White (Blog|Twitter) shares a collection of his excellent posts for us all to enjoy.
- When VMWare HA is Sufficient – Mike Hilwig (Blog|Twitter) shares why he does not quite agree with a recent post from Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- RS: Database Engine does not meet edition requirements – CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- How Does SQL Server Store Data? – Back to basics this week with Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- Invoke-SqlStmt – PowerShell for SQL Server & Teradata Queries – Michelle Ufford(Blog|Twitter) proving that she still has the old magic when it comes to crafting awesome scripts. You can see more of her work in my Top 10 Free SQL Server Tools post.
- Link List: Becoming a Data Professional – Sharing a list of valuable resources for those looking to embark on a career as a Data Professional, it’s Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter).
Community Forum Conversations
These are some of the discussions going on right now in the SQLBrit Community Forum
- DBA Automated Tasks ~ What Are Some Top Fav’s
- SQL Saturdays – anyone ever been?
- Complete newbie taking the plunge
- There’s Just Never Enough Time
- The SQL Brit Community – DropBox
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
- Paypal launches chip-and-pin device – BBC News Technology
- PlayStation 4 console announced by Sony in New York – BBC News Technology
- Google takes Chromebook upmarket with touchy-feely Pixel – TheRegister
Have you read a blog post this week that you really enjoyed and deserves a mention? Let me know in the comments and on Twitter(@SQLBrit). Have a great weekend!