It’s Something For The Weekend(SFTW) time, I hope you’ve had a great week!
One of my favorite things about creating SFTW each week is that I get the opportunity to discover new bloggers. This week I enjoyed posts by John Morehouse (Blog|Twitter) and Matt Bowler (Blog). So guess what, they’re included in this weeks links round-up chaps. There’s no magic formula at work here. The process is really quite simple. If you write great content that I enjoy reading, you make the list.
I often hear folks in the community fretting about what to write, worrying that it’s all been done before. Balderdash, I say! Of course it’s wonderful to see brand spanking new topics but it’s also great to see an authors own unique take on existing subjects too. It’s what YOU have to say about a given subject that really makes it interesting.
Thinking about starting your own blog? Absolutely you should! Even the mighty SQLBrit needed a kick in the backside to start blogging.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy….
SQL Server Links
- Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP, Hekaton) – the solution to everything? – An excellent and detailed write up from Klaus Aschenbrenner (Blog|Twitter).
- You should NOT attend the PASS Summit – Giving good advice is not easy and it can sometimes mean telling people what they might not want to hear. Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) giving some great advice then.
- Oops… I forgot to leave an empty SQL table partition, how can I split it with minimal IO impact? – SQL Server Partitioning is a fantastic feature for the right use case, provided it’s implemented correctly of the course. The CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog) look at some of the challenges you might encounter if your partitioning implementation does not adhere to best practice.
- On-Call = AWESOMESAUCE! – Being an on-call technology professional is actually pretty darn awesome, according to John Morehouse (Blog|Twitter). I’d have to agree.
- Three Reasons You Aren’t Using Hadoop – Jeremiah Peschka (Blog|Twitter) wants to pin down what are the “real” reasons you’re not using Hadoop.
- Architectural Overview of SQL Server 2014’s In-Memory OLTP Technology – A look at the Hekaton architecture over on the SQL Server Blog (Blog) this week.
- Quick tip: WMI alerts and SQL Server Agent permissions – A troubleshooting walk-through with Matt Bowler (Blog).
- Build Your First SQL Server Reporting Services Report [Video] – An introduction to creating reports using SSRS with Jes Borland (Blog|Twitter). Handy for DBAs too you know, to display all those performance metrics you’ve been gathering.
- Looking back, or looking forward? – Rob Farley (Blog|Twitter) on initiating change with both eyes open.
- How It Works: SQL Server 2012 Database Engine Task Scheduling – More SQL internal insights from the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog).
- CLR: Security considerations – A T-SQL walk-through looking at some of the security considerations of CLR, with Dmitri Korotkevitch (Blog).
SQL Community Forum
- How do you improve your communication skills ?
- The microsoft vitrual lab
- Go beyond finding the problem
Misc. Technology Posts
- Penny Pinching in the Cloud: When do Azure Websites make sense? – Scott Hanselman
- Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone – BBC News Technology
- Boffins claim Voyager has already left the Solar System – TheRegister
- Facebook use ‘makes people feel worse about themselves’ – BBC News Technology
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Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!