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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #87

2012-01-013It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly link round-up.  If you want to catch these links “live” (so exciting), follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL).  And see these throughout the day as I tweet out links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they often share a few things about SQL Server and related technology topics that others may find useful. The links included in this summary are those prefixed with “Reading” and are items I’ve read over the past few days, usually after hours when sharing would be less than useful, and spaced out to avoid spamming.  The content of the links usually pertain to SQL Server, technology, and career topics; which I think others would find useful.

The Most Popular “Reading” Link

This weeks most popular link last week is from a blog post written by Allen Kinsel (Blog | @AllenKinse).  His post takes a look at extending Ola Hallengren’s backup scripts to develop recovery scripts.  It’s a great read that you need to check out.

Last week’s top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the top 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. Extending automation of SQL recoveries using Ola Hallengren’s backup solution [20 clicks]
  2. PageRank in SQL [17 clicks]
  3. 12 Ways To Nail Your Presentation In The Last 30 Seconds [14 clicks]
  4. SQL Server Deadlocks by Example [14 clicks]
  5. T-SQL Tuesday #50: Automation [13 clicks]
  6. Experiments with SQL Server VLFs, Part 1 [13 clicks]
  7. More Tips for New (and old) DBAs [12 clicks]
  8. Why Your Code Sucks [12 clicks]
  9. Cloud Services for the DBA [11 clicks]
  10. Mentoring, Ambition, and Your Career [11 clicks]
  11. I’m Getting Convinced About Hadoop, sort of [9 clicks]
  12. T-SQL Tuesday #49 – What are you WAITFOR? [5 clicks]
  13. SQL Server 2014 is Customer Tested! [5 clicks]
  14. Create Backups of Virtual Machines in Windows Azure by using PowerShell [4 clicks]
  15. Enabling the New Cardinality Estimator in SQL Server 2014 [4 clicks]
  16. Extended Events In Azure SQL Database. For real. [4 clicks]
  17. HOW TO: Restore the Master Database in SQL Server 2014 [4 clicks]
  18. Static Internal IP Address for Virtual Machines [4 clicks]
  19. Managing Windows Azure VMs through PowerShell [3 clicks]
  20. In 2014, New tools turn non-specialists into Big Data analytics experts [3 clicks]

Other Stuff 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. LEGO Helm’s Deep. 150,000 pieces…dang [39 clicks]
  2. Very creative with Kermit [15 clicks]
  3. Scientists Achieve Quantum Teleportation [9 clicks]
  4. Funny Barbecue/Grill Compilation| Uniformedia [9 clicks]
  5. The Gift Of Receiving [2 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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