Something for the Weekend: SQL Server Links this week 14/08/09

I hope you’ve had a great week!

This weeks hot topic has been the release of SQL Server 2008 R2. The SQL Server guru’s fortunate enough to get their mitts on a copy, let along have the time to play with it, have been sharing their findings on the Blog-sphere.

Here’s this weeks roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!

SQL Server Links

SQL Server 2008 R2: Into the Clouds – Brent Ozar takes a look at SQL Server 2008 R2 and shares a story of the beginning of the end for DBA’s?

SQL2008 R2 – Whats New – Unicode Compression – UK SQL Server guru Simon Sabin takes a closer look at this new feature.

SQL Server 2008 R2: Virtualization for Databases – Brent’s on fire this week and continuing his investigations into SQL Server 2008 R2

Mirroring Aignt Easy – Jason Massie also got tagged in the latest quiz by Chris Shaw.

The Transact-SQL OVER Clause: Not Just For Ranking Functions – Nice tip here courtesy of Aaron Alton.

Understanding Microsoft BI: New TechNet Articles Released – Some excellent Business Intelligence content recently made available at TechNet Magazine.

Collation Hell (Part 1) – Dan Guzman takes us on a tour of his Hell.

How are auto-created column statistics names generated? – Back from vacation, Paul Randal is churning out more quality content about the internals of the SQL Server engine.

Session videos from SQLBits IV are now available – SQL Bits is the UK’s biggest SQL Server gathering right now. Simon Sabin shares this link.

Scripting Objects with Magic – Jeremiah Peschka shares this clever little script produced by his colleague Brent Morrow.

Misc Techie Stuff

Facebook in challenge to Google

That’s it for this week. If I’ve missed anything that you think is worth mentioning then be sure to let me know. Fire me an email or a tweet on Twitter.

Have a great weekend!