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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- ACID Properties By Example (And Counterexample) Part Four: Durable – Here’s the finale to Michael J. Swart’s (Blog|Twitter) brilliant blog post series. Good form sir.
- Building a Completely Free Playground for SQL Server – Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday Weekend? Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter) kicks of a post series on how to configure your very own SQL Server playground. If you don’t have one already, shame on you, every DBA should.
- Expert? Ha! – Living proof that when you think you know it all, you really don’t ;-) it’s Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter).
- Even Simple Changes Can Cause Trouble: A Tale of TempDb – A fascinating real world troubleshooting case involving the tempdb and having multiple data files from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter). It’s not what you might expect.
- A Couple of Data Compression Tricks in SQL Server 2008 – I’ve been implementing data compression for my customers with great success. If you’re not using it already I really do recommend you look into it. Here Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter) shares a few handy tips for working with this feature.
- T-SQL thoughts about the 95th percentile – Another excellent and insightful post this week from Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter).
- SharePoint in a SQL Server environment – Shocking as may seem, yes people really do use it. Here’s the latest survey results courtesy of Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- Video: How to Use the Denali Windowing Functions – New functionality coming our way in Denali, Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter) explains all.
- How Many Log Files Should My SQL Server Database Have? – A rhetorical question this week from Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter), who also shares a handy T-SQL script for you to put to work.
- Using sp_repldone to SKIP a transaction – If you ever have to get your hands dirty with SQL Server Replication this type of knowledge becomes invaluable, brought to you by the Microsoft SQL Server Replication Support Team(Blog).
- Interview with BI Expert Tim Mitchell – This is one of two excellent SQL celebrity interviews this week from Brad McGehee (Blog|Twitter). Be sure to also check out the interview with Grant Fritchey too.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
- MANCHESTER – Wed 24 Aug – Replication by Neil Hambly and Cube versus tables with Steve Powell at the Coop
- LEEDS -Thu 25 Aug – XQuery Fundamentals with Neil Hambly
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 7 Sep – Simon Sabin (MCMMVP) and Jessica Meats presenting at the Southampton User Group.
- LONDON – Sep 12 – 14 – Advanced SQL Server Troubleshooting Workshop
- SQLBits 9 – Thur 29 Sep – 1 Oct – The UKs largest SQL Server event heads to Liverpool.
- SQLRelay – Mon 3 Oct – Thur 6 Oct – 13 SQL Server Events taking place across 4 days throughout the whole of the UK.
Misc Technology Posts
- When algorithms control the world
- HP’s UK PC boss: We’re going nowhere
- UK’s atomic clock ‘is world’s most accurate’
- Microsoft unveils file-move changes in Windows 8
That’s it for this week. If you’ve read a post this week that you think deserves a mention be sure to let me and other readers know by using comments section below. You can also reach me on email and find me on Twitter(@JohnSansom).
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend!