I hope you’ve had a great week.
The SQL Server Guru Challenge league table has been updated to reflect the latest results.
Here’s this weeks roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
The Importance of a good DR Plan – The results are in! Be sure to take part in Paul’s latest survey, details included below.
Know When to Call Professionals For Help – Brent Ozar discusses the importance of knowing when to call in the Big Guns.
Changes to sp_estimate_data_compression_savings – The SQL Server Storage Engine Team discuss the changes to this stored procedure in SQL Server 2008 R2.
Upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to 2005 – Jason Strider kicks off the first part of his Blog post series.
Multiple Execution Paths – Another excellent article from one of my favourite Blog Authors. Gail Shaw walks us through the implications of having multiple execution paths within a given stored procedure. Is that a parameter I can smell?
How do you create and maintain statistics? – Be sure to take part in Paul Randal’s latest SQL Server Survey. The results always make very interesting reading not to mention Paul’s commentary.
SQL Server MVP Deep Dives : eBook and pre-order ready soon! – This has the potential to be an awesome source of SQL Knowledge. I’ve reserved my copy, have you?
How the Query Optimizer Uses Statistics – Part II – Ben Nevarez discusses by example.
Running a Server Side Trace – Find out how in Part 2 of this excellent walk-through, courtesy of the clever chaps over at WebbTech Solutions.
UK SQL Server User Group Meeting – Updates for the next UK SQL Server User Group Meeting, to be held in Leeds.
Misc Techie Stuff
RAID’s Days May Be Numbered – Could this be the begging of the end for the pillar of high end storage?
iPhone Issues – Have you been experiencing issues with your iPhone since updating to the OS to 3.1? You’re not alone!
Google Maps glitch tags shops with rival phone numbers – Nothing like a bit of competition but I bet you did not count on Google lending a hand.
Have a great weekend!