The third chapter has been published over at Simple Talk. So if you’re interesting the book, you can go to Red Gate to get a free e-book copy of it, or you can see chapters one and two and now three over at Simple-Talk. And for those who just feel the need to kill a tree, I’m told we should have a print version real soon now and available from Amazon.
Tim Ford put up a hilarious blog post outlining an instance where shrinking databases is acceptable. I’m pretty sure the development method he describes is well documented and in use in more than one location around the world, including somewhere in my company. Read it.
I finally wrote up my review of the book SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration. Todd Robinson, the technical editor, sent me a copy a while back. It’s a good book. I’ve already found it useful several times. Worth a read. Go pick up a copy.
A great post on the how’s, why’s, etc., of presenting by Paul Randal. I found it because of Database Weekly. Some of the discussion are things I’ve read about in other places with more more or less detail. But please, don’t think I’m knocking it in any way. It’s a unique look at presenting from someone who does quite a lot of it. There were a number of topics and ideas that I hope I can apply going forward.
I understand that PASS is going to open the gates for abstracts soon. I think I’ve got three ready this year, although one of them is a bit rocky. Still, armed with a more knowledge than I had, thanks to Paul Randal’s help, I think I can do better.
The Southern New England SQL Server Users Group was picked for the February spotlight on the PASS web site. This was largely based on the work we did helping Adam Machanic run the New England Data Camp. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we helped. Adam did 90% of the work. It’s still good to be singled out. Thanks PASS and thanks to the volunteers at SNESSUG.