It’s that time of the week again already! It’s Friday and so time for your weekly fix of SQL goodness. 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
- Three Questions You Should Never Ask Software Vendors – Not someone I would normally consider as reserved when it comes to speaking their mind (that’s a good thing in my book by the way), an interesting change of perspective then from Brent Ozar.
- How to Obtain and Install SQL Server Service Packs and Cumulative Updates – Discussing how he likes to manage his environment, I give you Glenn Berry. Contains interesting discussions about what to apply and when.
- Which User Made That Change? – Paranoid about what your developers have been up to in your environment? You should be :-) Here’s one method that you can use to keep an eye on things.
- SqlBulkCopy to SQL Server in Parallel – I’m a bit of a performance freak, I just love squeezing as much performance as I can out of the application platforms I care for and that’s why I think posts such as this from Adrian Hills(@AdaTheDev) are like gold dust, enjoy!
- SQL Server – New Drives Use 4K Sector Size – Some VERY interesting information here from the CSS SQL Server Engineers, I had no idea that this issue was on the horizon. Make sure you do not get caught out.
- SQL Server Index Tuning for Mere Mortals – The second post from Glenn Berry this week that caught my attention, this time looking at some of the ways you can tune your indexes.
- Discussion About SQL Server I/O – This post provides some exceptionally interesting insights of SQL Server I/O internals. You may want to get the coffee in first mind, it’s not an easy read.
- Ridiculously Unnormalized Database Schemas – Part Zero – Welcoming Michael J Swart back into the blogging fray, following on from his New Year resolution to hit that scary post button weekly. Good stuff I say!
- Effective Clustered Indexes – With her first and outstanding Simple-Talk article, it’s Michelle Ufford.
- One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others – An interesting little Gotcha/nuance here from Tim Ford.
- How To: Execute all SQL files in a Directory with Powershell – Keeping up with my goal of getting PowerShell firmly under my belt this year, here’s a very hand script indeed from Andy Lohn (or is it that chap from Glee).
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
There are a lot of new User Groups firing up (Southampton/Surrey) this year so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for events near you.
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed Jan 19 – User group evening of Exploring SQL Server’s Architecture with Christian Bolton
- SURREY – Wed 19 Jan – Gavin Payne and chums cover contemporary technology topics for those using SQL Server in 2011.
- LEEDS – Wed 19 Jan – Chris Burns and the Resource Governor and Policy Based Management with Chris Testa-O’Neill
- MANCHESTER – Thu 20 Jan – User Group meeting with Tony Rogerson
- SQLBits 8 – 7th – 9th April – Europe’s biggest SQL Server event will be at he seaside this time around.
Provisional Dates for your Diary:
- MANCHESTER – Wed 2 Mar
- LEEDS – Thu 3 Mar
- LEEDS – Wed 11 May
- MANCHESTER – Thu 12 May
- MANCHESTER – Wed 15 Jun
- LEEDS – Thu 16 Jun
- LEEDS – Wed 20 Jul
- MANCHESTER – Thu 21 Jul
Misc Technology Posts in the News
- Gamers raid medical server to host Call of Duty – Well it is a great game….
- Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia too complicated for many – Why don’t you say what you really mean huh.
- Winklevoss twins gamble $65m for Facebook fortune
That’s it for this week. What was your favourite post?