I hope you’ve had a great week! As you may have noticed, this Blog is brought to you from the UK and so I thought I would share with you some of our hidden treasure this week. I hope you enjoy.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- SQL University – Professional Development Week – An important message this week from Thom LaRock as I’m sure you’ll agree.
- Bigger is better? – Another interesting survey from Paul Randal this week, although it’s probably not about what you’re thinking.
- All about Merge Replication Fake Conflicts – More real world replication goodness.
- New SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Updates – Mainstream support for SQL Server 2005 ends in Arpil! Are you ready? Heed the words of the wise Glenn Berry.
- Concurrency Series: My application was running fine yesterday but why is it blocking today? – More in the trenches performance troubleshooting, just the way I like it.
- AlwaysOn – HADRON Learning Series – Automatic Page Repair Increases SQL Server High Availability (HA) Capabilities – A fascinating look at some SQL Server Denali magic that we have to look forward to.
- How Full is Fill Factor 100? – Well pretty darn full I should imagine but don’t take my word for it, Michael J Swart reveals all.
- Dirty Pages and Statistics IO – A nice performance tuning tip/reminder here from Kendra Litte. I know that I’ve been caught out a couple of time by this too.
- FileSystemHelper Update and Release – A very handy FileSystemHelper resource for SQL Server CLR, shared via Jason Strate.
- Did your backup program/utility leave your SQL Server running in an squirrely scenario? – Yep, I’m still not loving the choice of phrase there Bob but whatever, I think I can let it slide if you clever chaps keep delivering technical goodness. It’s the CSS SQL Server Engineers.
- Better together – the importance of great inter-team relationships – Another very interesting survey from the Paul Randal but here it is the musings that Paul shares that really deliver valuable insight.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
UK SQL Server User Groups
- MANCHESTER – Wed 2 Mar – Presentation by Atul Thakor on “LINQ and what it does” and a “Journey into Indexes” with David Betteridge at the new location – COOP Manchester
- LONDON – Wed Mar 02 – London SQL Server User Group with Neil Hambly on XQuery fundementals and Dave Ballantyne on re-engineering for faster performance.
- LEEDS – Thu 3 Mar- Leeds UG meeting with Anthony Brown and David Betteridge talking on SQL Server Replication and Index Internals – Thursday night meeting
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 9 Mar – Gavin Payne speaking on different replication services SQL Server offers, primary and secondary design goals of each and considerations for deployment and in-life management.
- BIRMINGHAM – Thur 10 Mar – Allan Mitchell and Neil Hambly – Covering StreamInsight (Complex event Processing and Event Stream Processing) and an introduction to Service Broker
- CARDIFF – Thur 24 Mar – Cardiff User Group with RedGate SQL Monitor, Alex Whittles on using SSRS, DMVs & spatial data to visualise SSAS cube structures, also Chalk and Talk on HA/DR/Scaling with Tony Rogerson
- EDINGBURGH – Thur 31 Mar – Scottish Area User Group Meeting – April
- SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 4 April – User group evening of Neil Hambly.
- 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
- Apple beats off move to reveal Jobs succession details
- Google faces new complaint in anti-trust probe
- AMD’s Bulldozer cores to push to 3.5 GHz and beyond
That’s it for this week. What was your favourite post?