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Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- So I Got Promoted, Now What? Employ the Same Successful Tactics – I’ve really been enjoying this post series and thoroughly recommend you check it out. This is post 3 in the excellent series from Joe Webb.
- There is no such thing as a “Small Change” to a production database – Making a point, DBA Jonathan Keyhayias explains why he feels so strongly on the subject.
- Top Ten Presentation Mistakes – Not limited to SQL Server presenting only, here is an excellent professional development post from Thomas LaRock(@SQLRockstar) that highlights mistakes that we should all avoid in our presentations.
- Loading data to SQL Azure the fast way – An interesting look at the performance considerations of data loads to the SQL Azure platform, courtesy of the Microsoft Development Customer Advisory Team. There has been a lot of movement this week with regard to the SQL Azure technology offering, with Microsoft assigning some of their big hitters to the project. Personally I’ve not invested much time working with the technology but this weeks activity in the community is making me rethink my position.
- Object-Oriented Programming Concepts For DBAs – Courtesy of Jeremiah Peschka.
- Conor vs. Finding a Misbehaving Query – A troubleshooting case here that will prove interesting reading to those that enjoy learning the internals of the SQL Server Query Processor.
- SQL Server Management Through Monitoring – Another great post from Thom Larock, this time discussing how you manage your SQL Server environment. Thom has an abundance of great advice for SQL Server DBA’s, both on his blog and in the awesome title he authored, DBA Survivor.
- A Small Collection of DBCC Commands – A quick look at some of the non consistency related DBCC commands, provided by Glenn Berry.
- The importance of being earnest – Professional development post here from Adrian Hills (@AdaTheDev) on the importance of being earnest.
- Testing Native Backup Compression in Combination with SQL Server 2008 R2 Data Compression – Glenn Berry investigates.
SQL Server Upcoming Events
- UK SQL Server Usergroups
- Kent – 18th August – This is a new SQL Server Usergroup.
- Leeds – 15th September – Using XML data in SQL Server with Anthony Brown, and Martin Bell explores change management in SQL Server 2008 and Iain Kicks from Quest Software.
- Manchester – 16th September – Agenda to be confirmed
- SQLBits 7 – 30th September – 2nd October – The Seven Wonders of SQL. Pricing
- Keeping up with PASS – Useful links for keeping up with all the PASS community events, collated by BradMcGehee.
Misc Technology News
That’s it for this week. If I’ve missed anything that you think deserves a mention this week then be sure to let me know! You can leave a comment below, send me an email or message me on Twitter(@JohnSansom).