It’s Something For The Weekend(SFTW) time, I hope you’ve had a great week!
Next weeks is of course the SQL community Super Bowl Event the PASS Summit. I’m stuck in Blighty myself and so unfortunately shall not be making an appearance. For those of you also not attending next weeks Summit there’s still a way for you to get in on the action via PASStv, a service that will be broadcasting content live from summit. Keep an eye on the SQLPass website for more details.
SQL Server Live Exclusive
Great news chaps. Being a distinguished sort of fellow in the SQL community has it’s advantages.
Those rather nice folks at SQL Server Live are offering SQL Brit readers (that’s you lot) an exclusive discount of $500 for their upcoming event in Orlando this November.
All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is simply enter the code UGSQL4 when registering. Marvelous, I’m sure you agree.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy….
SQL Server Links
- Connection Pooling for the SQL Server DBA – Connection pooling is one of those lesser well known areas for the DBA. Here’s an excellent T-SQL walk-through with Thomas Stringer via the SQL Server PFE Blog (Blog).
- Performance Tuning kCura Relativity – Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) shares fascinating insights from a real world consulting client case.
- Do Be a Gatekeeper – A refreshing and intelligent look at the role and responsibility of the modern Data Professional, by Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter).
- General Core Dump – Sharing a collection of recent posts and insights into his content creation process, it’s Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- T-SQL Tuesday – the swag – Turning his swag on for T-SQL Tuesday, it’s Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter).
- Windows Azure Data Series: SQL Server Fast-Track Data Warehouse (FTDW) – Deploy a Data Warehouse platform in 20 minutes with Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter).
- Benchmark SQL Server Wait Statistics – A T-SQL walk-through on how to monitor and record SQL Server Wait Stats, with John Sterrett (Blog|Twitter).
- Azure Account and Spending Limits – Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) shares details on overdue features for managing your Azure spending.
- Wait Statistics in Microsoft SQL Server – An interesting historical look at how SQL Wait types began, along with some excellent references and resources, courtesy of Mr Kevin Kline(Blog|Twitter).
- Use TOP instead of SET ROWCOUNT – Performing a functional comparison of these two operators and why it’s important to understand their differences, with Kenneth Fisher (Blog).
SQL Community Forum
- What is your inspiration for your next blog post? – Keeping the creativity magic alive and deciding what to write about.
- Notify on Success or Failure – DBAs are passionate about their Alerts.
- A major career change, please help – Community folks offer advice to a new DBA.
Misc. Technology Posts
- US Army plans ‘Iron Man’ armour for soldiers – BBC News Technology
- Quick Networking Tips for Introverts #3 – Excellent advice for conference season.
- Beating Busy-ness: Consulting as a Feast – Consulting advice from Jen McCown
- Getting Started – Andy Leonard on how he got started with presenting.
- US releases $100 banknote with new security features – BBC News Technology
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Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!