I hope you’ve had a great week!
In case you had not heard, there has been some awesome news this week about the fanatic Microsoft line-up that will be in attendance for SQLBits 8, as well as promises of more surprises to be announced next week. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as I know more myself. With 200 people registering in the first week alone, SQLBits 8 looks set to be another fantastic UK SQL Server community event. You really do need to do whatever you can to make sure you don’t miss out on all the action.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Geek City: Ordered Seeks and Scans – When is an Index Seek not so great after all? Check out Kalen Delaney’s post this week to find out.
- Where did I hide my TSQL mojo? – If like me you have never lost you mojo then you might be tempted to skip this great post but then you would be missing out on avery nifty method of validating the dependency of your SQL Server Reporting Services Reports on database objects, courtesy of Jonathan Allen.
- What’s in a job title? – Gee I don’t know maybe a job title? What, there’s more? The results of Paul Randal‘s latest survey are in and apparently we don’t like to all be called the same thing.
- Run Windows Scheduled Task from Command Line – A handy tip from Pradeep Adiga.
- Looking Up Email Addresses with PowerShell – Lessons in stalking from David Levy with more PowerShell power. Remember Automate Everything!
- So, You Want To Read CSV Files, Huh? – A brilliant walkthrough here from Brad Schulz.
- Ridiculously Unnormalized Database Schemas – Part Two – There’s nothing normalized about this chap, it’s Michael J Swart.
- Windows Azure Use Case: Agility – More proof of Azure magic and how you could be using this new platform in your environment.
- Corrupting Databases for Dummies- Hex Editor Edition – Who doesn’t like breaking stuff right. Brilliant post from the quirky and cool Kendra Little.
- Internals Matter: Why You Should Check Your Page Verify Settings – More insights from Kendra here.
- Upgrading from Express Edition to Standard Edition – Administrative knowledge shared courtesy of Tibor Karaszi.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
There are a lot of new User Groups firing up (Southampton/Surrey) this year so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for events near you.
Provisional Dates for your Diary:
- MANCHESTER – Wed 2 Mar
- LEEDS – Thu 3 Mar
- LEEDS – Wed 11 May
- MANCHESTER – Thu 12 May
- MANCHESTER – Wed 15 Jun
- LEEDS – Thu 16 Jun
- LEEDS – Wed 20 Jul
- MANCHESTER – Thu 21 Jul
Misc Technology Posts
- 24 Gigabytes of Memory Ought to be Enough for Anybody
- Keeping Perspective: What Are You Building?
- Facebook blames bug for Zuckerberg ‘hacking’
- Microsoft hits autistic Xboxer with cheat evidence
That’s it for this week. What was your favourite post?