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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- What DBAs Need to Know About Hardware – Offering advice in this video for those new to the DBA game that have been thrown in at the deep end, it’s Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- Would You Like Another Byte? – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) on why it’s important to know when you’ve had enough.
- Introducing the SQL Server Plan Cache (and a Better sp_Blitz) – You had me at FREE Stuff! Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) shares the latest edition of the awesome sp_Blitz utility procedure. Great for running a health check on an instance.
- SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is available – this time for sure! – With the details of the latest Service Pack, it’s Aaron Bertrand (Blog|Twitter)
- Downgrading SQL Server Enterprise to Standard – With Scripts! – This looks like it could come in handy, courtesy of skreebydba(Blog).
- Are The Bells Tolling for ORACLE? – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) shares his thoughts in reply to a recent Oracle spout of verbal diarrhoea.
- Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds – Advanced Clustering insights from the folks over on the Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing Team Blog (Blog).
- Is being a DBA still sexy? – Hell yeah! Have you seen my office? Jes Borland (Blog|Twitter) shares her thoughts in light of all the new and cool competition.
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Misc Technology Posts
- Symantec spots odd malware designed to corrupt databases – Computerworld
- Kickstarter sued over 3D Systems’ printer patent – BBC News Technology
- APPLE reveals complete updated blueprints of SPACESHIP JOBS – TheRegister
- Facebook criticised over decision to stop public privacy votes – BBC News Technology
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Have a great weekend!