Blog Posts of the Week 2015-05-08 Here’s a collection of blog posts, videos and links that i found useful this week…

Main news is obviously the early news on SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2016 : Availability Group Enhancements
Steal This Slide Deck: What I Learned About SQL Server at #MSIgnite 2015
SQL Server 2016 public preview coming this summer

Tech Posts

Tip # 6 – Change History
PCI Best Practices Guide for SQL Server DBAs
How to Fake Load Tests with SQLQueryStress
The Microsoft Ignite Keynote and the End of the DBA Role (as We Know It)
Linked Servers in SQL Server – Performance and Security [Video]
Stop Touching the Public Database Role
How to FTP a Dynamically Named Flat File – Added to the Curah SQL Server Integration Services
Database Design: 3-State Bits
Your Master Data is a Graph: Are You Ready? Whitepaper, Webinar
Locking, isolation, and read consistency
Excel creates inefficient MDX
DDL Auditing using the Default trace
SQL Server 2012 T-SQL language enhancements

Other Interesting Posts

5 Secrets to Learning Better
Book Review: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Upcoming Events

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