Monday Morning SQL Break – March 7, 2016

It’s Monday and time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up. 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 Kendra Little (blog | @kendra_little) on some knowledge that all junior DBAs need to know.  Honestly, it’s a list that that all DBAs should be able to answer about their databases regardless of if they are junior or senior DBAs.  Take a moment and check out the blog post.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

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

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (753)
  2. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (351)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (333)
  4. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (257)
  5. Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition (203)
  6. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value (169)
  7. Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin? (165)
  8. 31 Days of SSIS – Using Breakpoints (2/31) (149)
  9. Determining Filegroup for a Table (135)
  10. Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases (104)

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. 3 Things Every Junior SQL Server DBA Must Know [25 clicks]
  2. SQL Server Customer Advisory Team – SQL Server Best Practices [24 clicks]
  3. Dirty Secrets of the CASE Expression [23 clicks]
  4. SQL Server 2014 : Native backup encryption [15 clicks]
  5. The Basics of Spinning Disks [14 clicks]
  6. Best Practices for Moving Data Encrypted with Always Encrypted [14 clicks]
  7. SQL Server : Part 8 : Explaining The Covering Index or Included Columns [13 clicks]
  8. JSON parsing – performance comparison [13 clicks]
  9. Database Backup History From MSDB in a pivot table [13 clicks]
  10. Promote Community [12 clicks]
  11. Fundamentals of Storage Systems – Testing IO Systems [12 clicks]
  12. Effortlessly Analyze Data History Using Temporal Tables [11 clicks]
  13. SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries Detailed, Day 25 [10 clicks]
  14. Windows Server 2012 R2 Group Managed Service Accounts and SQL Server [9 clicks]
  15. Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 6 Sargability [9 clicks]
  16. Network Load Testing Using iPerf [9 clicks]
  17. Hire Right – Every Time [9 clicks]
  18. How Following Industry News Can Boost Your Career [8 clicks]
  19. Powershell in a Month– Day 4 and 5 – Providers [8 clicks]
  20. Getting Started with Azure Hybrid Models—Point to Site Networking [8 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. That’s Actually A Duplicate Index (2013-03-06)
  2. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Aggregates (2011-03-07)

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. Conspiracy Theorists Suggest Katy Perry Is Really JonBenét Ramsey [23 clicks]
  2. Los Angeles declares war on tiny houses donated to the homeless [14 clicks]
  3. Game of Thrones has killed off a character George R.R. Martin has big plans for [10 clicks]
  4. She Was Asked to Switch Seats. Now She’s Charging El Al With Sexism. [8 clicks]
  5. Star Wars: Episode VI Retold In Icons [6 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?

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