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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy….
SQL Server Links
DBCC CHECKDB performance and computed-column indexes - Sharing the details of an important performance consideration for CHECKDB when your database has nonclustered indexes containing computed columns, it’s Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter). I blogged about a novel use for indexed computed columns this week and so I’m intrigued to see how this will effect the CHECKDB times for the DB.
- Follow-up on the @DBAReactions Experiment - DBAReactions has been a brilliantly entertaining creation from Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) and chums. Here he shares the story so far.
- What is the Difference Between Physical Sockets, Physical Cores, and Logical Cores? - Setting the record straight and with a bit of a history lesson too, it’s Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- Saving Session State (video) - Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter) investigates why session state poses problems for SQL Server and discusses alternate solutions that allow for persistent session state.
- CPUID PerfMonitor 2 Utility - Taking a look at this new utility, it’s Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter).
- Execution Plans in Azure SQL Database - Continuing his series of posts looking at SQL Azure, here’s Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) with more execution plan insights.
- DBCC CHECKDB Execution Memory Grants – Not Quite What You Expect - Fascinating stuff from Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter) this week.
- Upgrading To Sql 2012: Ten Things You Don’t Want To Miss - Some excellent wisdom shared courtesy of Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Network Packet Size: to Fiddle With or Not to Fiddle With - Robert L. Davis(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
- Windows command prompt/powershell tutorials
- Anyone taken the 2012 exams?
- How do you enforce strong passwords?
Misc. Technology Posts
- Global internet slows after ‘biggest attack in history - BBC News Technology
- After Leveson: The UK gets an Orwellian Ministry of Truth for real - TheRegister
- Yahoo spends ‘millions’ on UK teen Nick D’Aloisio’s Summly app - BBC News Technology
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