I hope you’ve had a great week.
Here’s this weeks roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Delimited String Tennis Anyone? – An interesting look at the performance implications of using XML to process delimited string data resulting from a derived column cast. Brad Schulz discusses.
- Those Four Little Words – A somewhat philosophical discussion from Thomas LaRock (SQLRockstar) about the importance of knowing what you don’t know.
- Whitepaper About Star Join Optimizations – Here’s a little Christmas treat for some of you BI chaps in the form of newly available White Paper concentrating on techniques for optimizing your Datawarehouses.
- So you want to write a Storage Engine… – A detailed beginners list from Paul Randal, outlining what you need to know to get started writing your very own storage engine. Any takers?
- SQL University: The Basics of Storage – The next lesson in the SQL University syllabus here from Brent Ozar. Have you enrolled?
- Find Missing SQL Dependencies – Nifty little script here, courtesy of Michale J Swart, for assisting with Finding Missing SQL Dependencies.
- DBMail has Suddenly Stopped Working – See what those clever chaps over at Microsoft Customer Support have been working on.
- Greatest weakness – Here is an insightful little look at Gail Shaw’s thoughts on this themed post that’s been doing the rounds.
- World’s Largest SQL Server Implementation? – A very interesting look at the worlds largest SQL Server Implementation.
- It’s Data Tier Application and Data Application Component – A brief look at the new secondary meaning for the acronyms DAC and DTA
Misc Techie Stuff
Should You Get a Netbook Computer? – Glenn Berry looks at the new kit on the market.