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SQL Server Links
- The Availability Group Wizard and the HADR Seeding Test Database – An interesting behavioural nuance is highlighted here, courtesy of Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter).
- Another Execution Plan… In the Cloud! – It seems things in the cloud are not quite as they might seem. Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) with the details.
- Change Management: The Question You’re Not Asking – A passionately contested topic is up for discussion this week, with Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) sharing her thoughts.
- Potential Problems with Partitioning – Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter) raising considerations that all DBAs will want to address before embarking on a partitioning implementation.
- Most common latch classes and what they mean – A fascinating look at latches via the latest community survey results from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter). Latches are one of those less often visited depths of performance tuning SQL Server, you’re guaranteed to learn something here.
- Be Careful with the Merge Statement – A cautionary tale from Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter).
- Enlarging the AdventureWorks Sample Databases – You can never have too much of a good thing. To get your hands on more data for the adventure works database, follow this instruction from Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter).
- Webcast Video: Sizing Up the TempDB Database – Best Practices – Another quality webcast from the PLF Team this week, with host Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- T-SQL Tuesday #33 Wrap-up (#tsql2sday) – Wrapping up the contributions and highlights, from this months host of #tsql2sday, Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL Server 2005 Diagnostic Information Queries (August 2012) – An update to one of my favourite utilities, for those folks running SQL 2005, from Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter). You think SQL 2005 feels old, I had to work on an issue on a SQL 2000 instance this week. Good times.
- How to show pending Merge Replication changes – Advanced replication administration insights from the Microsoft SQL Server Replication Support Team(Blog).
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Misc Technology Posts
- Sony shuts Wipeout video game studio in Liverpool – BBC News Technology
- Tech conferences: Not just here for the FREE BEER – TheRegister
- Intel Haswell-EP Processor Rumors – Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter)
- Microsoft’s new retro-flavoured logo channels Channel 4 – TheRegister
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