I hope you’ve had a great week!
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Comparing multiple plans in SQL Sentry Plan Explorer – I like using this tool a lot! These handy productivity tips from Aaron Bertrand (Blog|Twitter) can help you get even more benefit from this fantastic free utility.
- SQL Server Can Run Databases from Network Shares & NAS – The NAS for SQL Server debate continues then, courtesy of Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter). Following on from recent developments, is the technology now a serious consideration for the DBA?
- How To Improve DB Performance Without Changing Code – Bold claims from Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter). Read on to discover the truth of the matter.
- T-SQL Tuesday #26 : Second Chances – Aaron Bertrand (Blog|Twitter) expanding on his choice of previous topic from the theme.
- Anatomy of the SQL Server Database: Settings and Secrets Video – More high quality education from the PLF Team and in particular Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) in this video.
- Database Mirroring From SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CU3 – Some hardcore DBA administrative efforts on show from Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter). Success is all about planning!
- Choosing the right professional – Some good advice direct from the bed of Richard Douglas (Blog|Twitter). I’ve also talked about the importance of communication and Outstanding DBA Customer Service. Get well soon sir.
- Top Ten Operational Mistakes at SNESSUG – I’m dissapointed that I was not able to attend this presentation from Mike Hilwig (Blog|Twitter) however the good man has made his deck available for you to learn from.
- Lazy Restore Commands – An excellent victory in the campaign to automate everything from Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter).
- Database Backups: Things You Need To Do Now – Just in case you did not know already, Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) will set you straight this week. There’s also some funny(so long as they don’t happen to you) DR stories in the comments.
- APPLY – not exactly set-based – I really enjoyed the posts on this subject from Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter) the last time around and so with the opportunity to learn even more T-SQL wizardry here, you won’t want to miss out.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
Misc Technology Posts
- Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Days
- Star Trek-style ‘tricorder’ invention offered $10m prize
- Twitter unhappy about Google’s social search changes
Have a great weekend!