I hope you’ve had a great week.
Here’s this weeks roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Looking at Page Contents – A little code template here from Michael J Swart.
- Why You Might Want to Buy SQL Server 2008 Now – Brent Ozar explains why you may want to look into SQL Server 2008 now in order to minimise longer term costs to your business.
- Searching for Objects or Text Strings Using SQL Search
- Removing Columns – Now this is why I just love working with SQL Server, you really can learn something new each day. Did you know that removing a column from a table does not reclaim the space? Michael J Swart (Database Whisperer) reveals all.
- Script: open transactions with text and plans – Nice T-SQL script here from Paul Randal that identifies who currently has open transactions on the server.
- Performance improvement by orders of magnitude when merging partitions in SQL Server 2008R2 – A nice technical blog post here from the SQL Server Storage team.
- Detecting and Troubleshooting Non-Yielding Worker Threads in SQL Server 2005/2008 – A tale of Troubleshooting here from Glenn Berry including a couple of nice queries.
- Three Engine Improvements in SQL Server 2008 R2 – So by now you probably all know that SQL Server 2008 R2 is for the most part all about Business Intelligence and feature integration with Microsoft Office. Sigh…..That’s nice but what about the SQL Server Storage engine? Read this post from Glenn Berry to find out more.
- SQL Search – a review – Here’s a nice review of the new FREE utility from those clever folk at RedGate.
- Using Union All to simplify Lookup Component code – Here’s a nice little SSIS tip.
Misc Technology News
- Microsoft to patch 17-year-old computer bug
- US Department of Justice objects to Google book plan
- Juniper bakes 250Gbps core router chip
- MS hits Office 2010 upgrade program button prematurely