It’s SFTW Time, I hope you’ve had a great week!
Back in Blighty after a fantastic few weeks in Florida. We enjoyed our first week at the Saddlebrooke Tennis Academy. Training 5 hours a day in the Florida sun is not easy but great fun! Look out for me at Wimbledon this year.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy….
SQL Server Links
- Doing it Wrong: Virtualizing SQL Server – 10 years of virtualization experience shared for your benefit courtesy of Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- More businesses than you think are on the cutting edge – More people are using SQL2012 than I thought. Here’s the latest survey results from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Do You Have a Big Data Problem – “Everyone has a BIG data problem, they just don’t know it yet” – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- The Basics of Database Sharding – An excellent and educational video from Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter) looking at scaling out your databases.
- Last call for London classes until 2015 or 2016 – The Immersion Events I was fortunate to attend were some of the best SQL Server training I have experienced. This could be the last opportunity for UK folks to enjoy such high quality training for quite some time. Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) with the details.
- Indexing Wide Keys in SQL Server – Another great performance tuning technique using Computed Columns from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter). You might also enjoy my recent post on avoiding Implicit Conversions with computed columns.
- How to Tell Your Windows Azure SQL Database Moved – For the most part you can’t it would seem. Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) explains.
- Reducing SQL Server IO and Access Times using Bloom Filters – Part 1 (Concepts) – Very interesting post from Tony Rogerson (Blog|Twitter)! Admittedly I had to read it through a couple of times…
- AlwaysOn is the New Active/Passive and Active/Active – A passionate felt plea from Allan Hirt (Blog|Twitter) this week, imploring the community to p-u-r-lease use the right terminology.
- SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries (May 2013) – Here’s the latest version of these excellent scripts from Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- Where are the Windows Azure customer case studies – Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter) on why it can be tricky to get your hands on case studies for Windows Azure.
- Using PowerShell to discover Reporting Services 2012 in SharePoint – Some PowerShell magic from the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- Optimizing CSV Backup Performance - Clustering insights from the FCNLB Team Blog (Blog).
SQL Community Forum
These are some of things being talked about right now by Data Professionals just like you in the Community Forum
- Gettign Your DQS (Data Quality Services) Groove On
- ip address on sql cluster
- SQL Server Job Hunting Experience
Misc. Technology Posts
- Downloads for 3D-printed Liberator gun reach 100,000 – BBC News Technology
- The “Consumerization” of IT and the Dark Side of the Cloud – Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter)
- YouTube launches pay-to-watch subscription channels – BBC News Technology
- Are You Making Your Communications Stick – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter)
- So You Don’t Want to be a Programmer After All – CodingHorror
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Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!