Monday Morning SQL Break – November 7, 2016


It’s Monday time for this week’s 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 was a post regarding the new data science book from Microsoft.  The book was written by Buck Woody, Danielle Dean, Debraj GuhaThakurta, Gagan Bansal, Matt Conners, and Wee-Hyong Tok.  I’ve only downloaded and looked over the first few pages, so I don’t have a review of it yet, but with Buck as one of the authors, I expect great things.  Check it out if you are interested in analytics and data science.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

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

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (550)
  2. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (254)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (198)
  4. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (120)
  5. Determining Filegroup for a Table (102)
  6. Security Questions: What permissions are required to create temporary tables? (102)
  7. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value (101)
  8. Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases (98)
  9. Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin? (93)

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. Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – Free eBook [58 clicks]
  2. Calling All Db Pros… Register for the 764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure Beta Exam!! [26 clicks]
  3. SQL Server 2016 now supports Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct [25 clicks]
  4. Performing Transaction Log Backups using AlwaysOn Availability Group Read-Only Secondary Replicas – Part 1 [21 clicks]
  5. 8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don’t Matter) [20 clicks]
  6. Introducing Digital Badges for Microsoft Certified Professionals [16 clicks]
  7. 20 short tutorials all data scientists should read (and practice) – Data Science Central [15 clicks]
  8. Azure Images: SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 [11 clicks]
  9. Teaching R to 200 students in a week [8 clicks]
  10. The Law Of The Minimum [8 clicks]
  11. Managing SQL Server Backup and Restore History Information [8 clicks]
  12. In-Memory OLTP Videos: What it is and When/How to use it [7 clicks]
  13. 3 Efficient Strategies to Be More Productive When You’re Overwhelmed [6 clicks]
  14. GEP uses Azure and SQL Database to expand global reach [5 clicks]
  15. ServusNet Forecasts Wind Power Using Cortana Analytics Suite [5 clicks]
  16. Eight scenarios with Apache Spark on Azure that will transform any business [4 clicks]
  17. Implementing a CASE Statement [4 clicks]
  18. 10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning [4 clicks]
  19. Sentiment analysis on Trump and Clinton faces during debate [4 clicks]
  20. The 9 Deep Learning Papers You Need To Know About (Understanding CNNs Part 3) [3 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. Learn Good / Do Good (2012-10-31)
  2. Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices Released Today (2012-10-31)
  3. Why are DBA skills necessary? #TSQL2sDay (2010-11-02)
  4. Ask the Unicorn: Do I have to sing at SQL Karaoke? (2012-11-02)
  5. Return of the Index Analysis Report (2010-11-04)

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. NASA’s New ‘Intruder Alert’ System Spots An Incoming Asteroid [608 clicks]
  2. What’s More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much [204 clicks]
  3. Letter of Complaint: Cards Against Humanity [35 clicks]
  4. Here’s What Happened When I Did 5,000 Pushups in 1 Day [34 clicks]
  5. Here’s What Happened When I Complimented Everyone I Met For an Entire Day [27 clicks]
  6. 10 Simple Ways To Be Happier Every [24 clicks]
  7. Scientists Say You Should Do This Exercise at Least Twice a Week to Make Your Brain Work Better [22 clicks]
  8. A Wharton professor explains why you shouldn’t consider buying a home an investment [21 clicks]
  9. Physicists Accidently Discover a Self-Destruct Button for the Entire Universe [17 clicks]
  10. Alaskan ‘Ice Monster’ Sparks Imaginations Online [15 clicks]
  11. Finally, at long last, someone hacked Amazon’s Alexa into one of those singing fish [11 clicks]
  12. How to Start Decluttering Your Life: 5 Simple Steps [8 clicks]
  13. Two Centuries of Population, Animated [7 clicks]
  14. Man Who Named His Wi-Fi SSID ‘Daesh 21’ Prosecuted Under French Anti-Terror Law [5 clicks]
  15. The 70 Greatest Conspiracy Theories in Pop-Culture History [5 clicks]
  16. what if? Flood Death Valley [4 clicks]
  17. Test Your Emotional Intelligence, Free EQ Quiz, EI Test [4 clicks]
  18. A Post-Workout Beer Isn’t Going to Hurt Your Efforts in the Gym [4 clicks]
  19. There’s Already a Wireless Controller For Nintendo’s Tiny New Console [4 clicks]
  20. Big Chinese rocket makes maiden flight [3 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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