I hope you’ve had a great week!
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
- Microsoft Model Databases: Some Unconventional Alternatives? – Taking a closer look at some of the playgrounds we all know and love, it’s Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter).
- Webcast Recording – DBA Darwin Awards: Index Edition – Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter)
- The Minimalist Guide To Database Administration – Combining philosophy with being a DBA this week from Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Excuse me sir, are you using that partition? – This gentleman has been churning out some excellent content on a regular basis of late. Definitely one to add to your RSS Reader, it’s Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter).
- Code to list potential cluster key space savings per table – Performance tuning opportunities for your databases, courtesy of Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- How to Test Your Backup Strategy: Five Simple Questions – Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) helping you to keep your most important assets safe.
- Network Binding Order Warning during SQL Server Failover Cluster Setup – A handy tip prompted from Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter).
- Building or Buying a Desktop Based Development and Test Database Server – I’m looking into building out a new home lab right now so this excellent post from Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter) provides timely advice indeed!
- Three Consulting Tools to Make You a Better DBA – Proving that there’s a heck of lot more to being a DBA, this week Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) encourages you to wear the consultants hat to raise your game.
- Survey: memory configuration – Make sure you get involved in the latest survey from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Executing scripts with sp_addscriptexec – I do a lot of Replication administration and so I was shocked that I did not know about this! An excellent tip brought to our attention courtesy of Brandon Williams (Blog|Twitter).
- Analysis Services Thread Pool Changes in SQL Server 2012 – These changes are going to be welcomed with open arms by our SSAS users. Here’s the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog) with the details.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
Misc Technology Posts
- Farewell Stack Exchange
- Trendnet security cam flaw exposes video feeds on net
- Met thumbed through Oyster card data up to 22,000 times in 4 years
- What downturn? Lenovo stuffs pockets with 54% extra profit
Have a great weekend!