Monday Morning SQL Break – June 6, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s Monday Morning SQL Break.  A chance to catch up on links I’ve shared and popular post from this blog.  To keep the conversation going through the week, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL).

To kick things off this week, it’s Monday so let’s first start by thinking about last week.  Is there something that you didn’t quite get done or get done right last week?  Any mistakes or something you didn’t get done quite correctly?  Monday is the perfect day to correct last week’s mistakes.  Take some time today to use the refreshment and reset from the weekend to get things done and done right.  Get your priorities set and make the most of this week.

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Most Popular Article Shared

Last weeks most popular link is a blog post by Grant Fritchey (Blog | @GFritchey) on the Azure Portal.  In the post, Grant covers how to work with favorites, portal settings, and the dashboard.  While it took a while for the new portal dashboard to come into it’s own, its quite the tool these days.  Check out Grant’s post to learn more about it.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

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

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (556)
  2. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (285)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (251)
  4. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (189)
  5. How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 1 (123)
  6. Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin? (94)
  7. Why Do I Write? And Should I Continue? (93)
  8. Security Questions: What permissions are required to create temporary tables? (93)
  9. 31 Days of SSIS – Using Breakpoints (2/31) (80)
  10. Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases (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. Customizing Your Azure Portal [67 clicks]
  2. Payment and the Board [53 clicks]
  3. What’s the Difference between a Junior and Senior DBA? [31 clicks]
  4. Intel made a huge mistake 10 years ago. Now 12,000 workers are paying the price. [26 clicks]
  5. SQL Server 2016: What Time Is It? [19 clicks]
  6. Let Go of Stress: Nothing to Cling To [18 clicks]
  7. Clustered columnstore Index: Data Load Optimization – Parallel Bulk Import [17 clicks]
  8. How to find CPU intensive queries [16 clicks]
  9. Splitting Strings: SQL Server 2016 To The Rescue! [15 clicks]
  10. Why You Should Make Your Bed Every Morning [14 clicks]
  11. Getting Started Tuning Performance in Azure SQL Database [14 clicks]
  12. Certificates, Proxies and Jobs! Oh My! [14 clicks]
  13. SQL 2016 – It Just Runs Faster: Larger Data File Writes [13 clicks]
  14. SQL 2016 – It Just Runs Faster – BULK INSERT Uses Vector Instructions (SSE/AVX) [12 clicks]
  15. The Case of DATETIME2 and Partition Elimination [12 clicks]
  16. SQL Bits XV is Coming! [12 clicks]
  17. Reasons to upgrade SQL Server [11 clicks]
  18. Install Cumulative Updates [11 clicks]
  19. The OUPUT Clause in an INSERT–#SQLNewBlogger [11 clicks]
  20. Views and Simplification [10 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. Security Questions: TRUNCATE TABLE Permissions (2013-05-30)
  2. Thoughts About The Nail (2013-05-31)
  3. Does A Job Really Fail If Nobody Knows About It? (2009-06-01)
  4. But It Wasn’t My Job To Do The Backups!? (2009-06-01)
  5. Oops… A Lot Of Trees… Jobs to Update (2009-06-02)
  6. Really Search Cache for Execution Plans (2009-06-04)

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. McDonald’s Just Opened A Free Restaurant That Only Serves French Fries [26 clicks]
  2. Netflix Is Delaying The Third Season Of Daredevil, And You’re Sure To Love The Reason Why [25 clicks]
  3. Humans didn’t even see the colour blue until modern times, research suggests [19 clicks]
  4. Odds are we’re living in a simulation, says Elon Musk [15 clicks]
  5. Are You a Geek or a Nerd? The Difference Really Is in the Data [15 clicks]
  6. Why You Need a “Deloading” Phase in Life [11 clicks]
  7. 9 Powerful Tips to Help You Turn a Bad Day Around [11 clicks]
  8. New SpaceX photos show Falcon 9 rocket’s angled landing [8 clicks]
  9. Evidence That Elon Musk Is an Alien [7 clicks]
  10. Oldest Known Neanderthal Construction Found In French Cave Is 176,000 Years Old [6 clicks]
  11. Pluto’s ‘beating heart’ explained [6 clicks]
  12. 5 Qualities of Fascism: Is the US Anywhere Close? [5 clicks]
  13. The Need For Speed Is Strong With This One – Incredible Fan Made Video Mashes Up Star Wars And ‘Top Gun’ [5 clicks]

Upcoming PASS Cloud Virtual Chapter Meetings

As co-leader of the PASS Cloud Virtual Chapter, and an advocate of cloud technologies, check out these upcoming presentations:

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?