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SQL Server Links
Troubleshooting: Transaction Log Growth - This is an issue that is forever being asked about on the forums. Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter) explains why it happens and shows how to easily identify what is preventing the log from clearing.
- Locking in Microsoft SQL Server – Key lookup deadlock - One of the more interesting Deadlock scenarios that I’ve seen demonstrated and explained, courtesy of Dmitri Korotkevitch (Blog). A first mention on SFTW too.
- Everything I Can Tell About My MCM Exam Experience - An excellent account of his road to MCM experience, it’s Bob Pusateri (Blog|Twitter).
- Getting Started With SQL Server 2014 the Easy Way - Here’s how to get started with SQL Server 2014 the easy way, with Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for July 2013 - Sharing the most recent updates to his super handy scripts, it’s Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- On Bobcats per 100 Orders and Other Spurious Metrics - Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter) advising you to exercise caution when reviewing SQL Server metrics.
- SSMS Tools Pack 2.7 is released - Sharing the details of hist latest SSMS Tools pack release, it’s Mladen Prajdic (Blog|Twitter).
- Differential Backups, Differential Terms - Who knew database backups could be so confusing. Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) clears things up for us.
- It Took Me Ages To Figure This One Out: A Puzzle - Determined to not only squander his own time but yours too it’s Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter). No cheating by looking at the comments folks!
- How to Move Highly Available (Clustered) VMs to Windows Server 2012 with the Cluster Migration Wizard - Another insightful post from the FCNLB Team Blog (Blog) . These chaps do like their long post titles a bit much though.
SQL Community Forum
These are some of things being talked about right now by Data Professionals just like you in the Community Forum
- Third Party Tools - Are SQL Server tools making you stupid?
- Time to harvest…how do I tell if the fruit is rotten? - How to tell if a database or table is no longer in use? What’s your decommissioning method?
- Your opinion - Career advice for the community, from the community.
- Anyone taken the 2012 exams? - Sharing your success stories
- You’re a Recruitment Consultant and you Suck - Your comedy tales and stories of experience continue….
Misc. Technology Posts
- The Future is Already Here - Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter)
- Smartphone becomes in-car head-up display - BBC News Technology
- Getting better over time - Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter)
- Climate SHOCKER: Rising CO2 is turning the world’s deserts GREEN - TheRegister
- App Store ‘full of zombies’ claim on Apple anniversary - BBC News Technology
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