Monday Morning SQL Break – November 16, 2015

unicorn pirateIt’s Monday time for this week’s weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this blog.

Most Popular Article Shared

Last weeks most popular link is an blog post by Grant Fritchey (Blog | @GFritchey) on the use of Zoomit.  Zoomit is an excellent tool that many presenters use.  Unfortunately, sometimes people forget and presentations can be hard to follow if the detail is hard to see.  In this post, Grant talks about this problem and some etiquette to remember in these circumstances.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

The most popular posts on this blog in the week are:

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (389)
  2. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (313)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (191)
  4. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (171)
  5. Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition (141)
  6. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value (120)
  7. The Side Effect of NOLOCK (109)
  8. Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin? (88)
  9. Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases (83)
  10. 31 Days of SSIS – Generating Row Numbers (23/31) (79)

Last Week’s Top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the most popular link, here are the top twenty items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were shared last week. If you missed them throughout the week, here’s the opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.

  1. ZOOMIT! [44 clicks]
  2. Lessons Learned About Speaking [25 clicks]
  3. Capture Execution Plan Warnings using Extended Events [22 clicks]
  4. Analyze data with Azure Machine Learning [20 clicks]
  5. Service Broker Enhancements in SQL Server 2016 [18 clicks]
  6. Teradata to restructure, sell marketing software unit, bet on cloud [16 clicks]
  7. The Future of Datazen – SSRS [15 clicks]
  8. The MERGE and large data sets [14 clicks]
  9. My Experience Moving WordPress From @GoDaddy to @Azure [13 clicks]
  10. The Five Stages of Dynamic SQL Grief [11 clicks]
  11. Hash Joins on Nullable Columns [11 clicks]
  12. In Review: SQL Server 2005 Waits and Queues [11 clicks]
  13. Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands [11 clicks]
  14. Load Data with Azure Data Factory [9 clicks]
  15. Machine Learning: Machine Learning and Text Analytics [9 clicks]
  16. Microsoft Business Intelligence – our reporting roadmap [9 clicks]
  17. 5 Questions With Meagan Longoria [8 clicks]
  18. Machine Learning: Excel Add-in for Azure ML [7 clicks]
  19. Visualize data with Power BI [6 clicks]
  20. Machine Learning: Machine Learning for Industry: A Case Study [6 clicks]

Last Week’s Posts From Previous Years

Sometimes the most useful content on a blog wasn’t written in the past week, it’s often other articles shared in the past that resonate with readers. Check out the following links that I published in past years over the past week:

  1. White Paper of Supportability Roadmaps (2010-11-09)
  2. Incrementing Values (2007-11-14)
  3. Lost in Translation – Deprecated System Tables – syslogins (2012-11-16)
  4. Lost in Translation – Deprecated System Tables – sysmembers (2012-11-16)

Other Items Shared

Of course, no week would be complete without a few off-topic links. These have nothing to do with technology or your career, but they are interesting and worth a second look.

  1. Joe’s Crab Shack Is the First Major Chain to Drop Tipping [21 clicks]
  2. There’s a new ‘Star Wars’ trailer, and it’s got a surprising amount of new footage [14 clicks]
  3. Apparently Everything Will Kill You. Yes, Even That. [12 clicks]

Got something you think I should read and share, leave a comment below. Also, if you want to see all of the links that were tweeted out last week?