Blog Posts of the Week 2014-10-25

Here’s a collection of blog posts, videos and links that i found useful this week…

Tech Posts

SQL Server Database Development Career Questions
Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2014 RTM
Why I Don’t Use SQL Server’s Activity Monitor
The Role of the Technical Architect in Development
Parameter Sniffing, Part 1 – Added to SQL Server T-SQL Curah
Knee-Jerk PerfMon Counters : Page Life Expectancy – Added to Perfmon for SQL Server Curah
Configure and test windows infrastructure using Powershell technologies DSC and Pester running from Chef and Test-Kitchen
We Get the Enterprise DevOps We Deserve
ALM Ranger’s release DevOps Guidance for PowerShell DSC – perfectly timed for DDDNorth
Peruse the new PowerShell DSC v1 guidance and other recent releases – Added to PowerShell – Desired State Configuration Curah
Book Review : Benjamin Nevarez : Query Tuning & Optimization

Other Interesting Posts

Managing Unsociable People
Google’s open-sourced icons

Upcoming Events

UK SQL Server User Groups
UK SharePoint User Groups
UK Azure User Group
PowerShell User Groups
SQL Saturday #353 – London BA Edition
PowerShell Summit Europe 2014
SQL Server Days 2014