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SQL Server Links
- Improving Partitioned Table Join Performance – Paul White (Blog|Twitter) demonstrates that the query optimizer does not always choose an optimal strategy when joining partitioned tables.
- Configuring Alerts for High Severity Problems – Make sure you’ve got your basic alerting covered with Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- Creating a Uniform, Normal and Benford Law’s Distribution from Random Numbers in SQL Server – Tony Rogerson (Blog|Twitter)
- Files and filegroups survey results – Here with the latest survey results, it’s Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- High CPU Troubleshooting with DMV Queries – Advice and experience garnered from real world support cases, shared thanks to the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- Sample SQL Server DBA Job Descriptions – How to write a DBA job description with Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- Azure First – You heard it here first. Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) shares a recently/accidentally discovered DMV.
- The Index Your Queries will Never Request (A Clustered Index!) – A deeper and more thoughtful look into understanding SQL Server missing index recommendations, with Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines – A new SQL Server white-paper for you to enjoy courtesy of the SQLCat.
- The Accidental DBA (Day 14 of 30): Index Maintenance – Like a high performance sports car, SQL Server databases require routine maintenance to maintain their best performance. Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter) explains how to give things a tune up.
- Scaling The Database: Why You Shouldn’t Cluster On Guids – Sharing her own real world experience working for one of the world leading hosting providers, it’s Michelle Ufford(Blog|Twitter).
- Are your indexing strategies working? (aka Indexing DMVs) – Are you approaching your SQL Server indexing strategically? Kimberly Tripp (Blog|Twitter) discusses.
SQL Community Forum
These are some of things being talked about right now by Data Professionals just like you in the Community Forum
- SQL 2014 – What features are you looking forward to the most and what others are using already.
- Lock Escalation – Why do row locks escalate to table, rather than Page? Find out here.
- Can anyone tell me how to grant a role to a user?
- PowerPivot and PowerView – A useful tool for monitoring/presentation for the DBA?
Misc. Technology Posts
- PlayStation 3 update causing console fault, Sony confirms – BBC News Technology
- Stop Doing Internet Wrong – Scott Hanselman
- Google admits those infamous brainteasers were completely useless for hiring – Quartz
- They WILL take your photos and they WILL use them and you WILL like it – Scott Hanselman
- Microsoft U-turn in Xbox One games row – BBC News Technology
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