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
Have a great weekend!