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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- (Not a) CHECKDB error “Unable to deallocate a kept page” – Another valuable insight here from Paul Randal (Blog|Twitter).
- SQL University – Cloud Week – Excellent overview here from Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) sharing how you can get to grips with learning SQL Azure.
- There’s more than one way to skin an eggplant: Using APPLY for calculations – Brilliant demonstration of the power of the APPLY operator here from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- Indexes: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should! – Kicking off her new post series it’s Kimberly Tripp (Blog|Twitter). Essential reading for everybody.
- MySpace’s failures had next to if not nothing to do with the Microsoft stack or being in LA – Some frank and interesting insights shared by Denny Cherry (Blog|Twitter). It’s good to see bloggers with an opinion who are not afraid to air it.
- SSAS Deployment essentials – Fantastic resources for SSAS shared courtesy of Andrew Calvett (Blog|Twitter). Yes I said SSAS :-) Not the typical flavour of content I share but what can I say, I’m branching out or rather being pushed into supporting other areas. Information like this will really assist your performance tuning and administrative dealings with SSAS.
- Shrink Your Databases Regularly -Another wonderful display of T-SQL goodness from Brad Schulz (Blog).
- Impact on Log Reader Agent after reindex operations – Replication tips from the field courtesy of the Microsoft SQL Server Replication Support Team(Blog).
- SQL U – Cloud Computing – Class 1 / SQL U Class 2 – Use Cases – Two fantastic posts this week from Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter), looking at how and more importantly when we should be using SQLAzure.
- Meeting Up for Data and Waffles: Are you with me? – A fantastic community endeavour from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter). If you’re in the Seattle area then get involved in the fun.
- Stop the command prompt from disappearing after execution – More practical tips for the DBA from Pradeep Adiga (Blog|Twitter)
- March Madness – SQL Server System Tables – suspect_pages – Continuing his excellent series this past month it’s Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter), this time looking at an often overlooked system table.
- 32- and 64-Bit Connectivity from the Same Machine – Finishing the week off, considerations and advice for you DEVs when working with mixed connectivity environments.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 13 April – User group evening of Neil Hambly.
- SQLBits 8 – 7th – 9th April – Europe’s biggest SQL Server event will be at he seaside this time around. Only a few place remain now
- LEEDS – Wed 11 May – Leeds UG meeting – Resource Govenor and Policy Based Management with Chris Testa-O’Neill
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 11 May – User group evening of TBA.
- MANCHESTER – Thu 12 May – Planning for Stored Procedures with Munsoor Negyal and another speaker- Thursday night meeting at BSS
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 8 Jun – User group evening of TBA.
Misc Technology Posts
That’s it for this week. What was your favourite post? If I’ve missed anything that you think deserves a mention then be sure to let me know! You can leave your comments below, send me an email and find me on Twitter(@JohnSansom).