unicorn pirateIt’s time for this week’s weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week, it would be better timed if I had finished this up on Monday, but details. 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 is an article from BusinessInsider on bad speaking habits.  Interestingly enough, these apply to both speaking in front of large groups and one on one.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

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

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (615)
  2. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (518)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (356)
  4. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (330)
  5. Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition (214)
  6. The Side Effect of NOLOCK (153)
  7. Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin? (141)
  8. Determining Filegroup for a Table (132)
  9. Security Questions: Grant Permissions to All Stored Procedures (132)
  10. Security Questions: What permissions are required to create temporary tables? (127)

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. 7 Bad Speaking Habits That Turn People Off [23 clicks]
  2. SSAS Tabular vs. SSAS Multidimensional – Business Logic [16 clicks]
  3. CTP 2 of SQL Server 2016 Now Available [14 clicks]
  4. SQL Server Backup Audit [14 clicks]
  5. 5 Smart Ways To Motivate Remote Employees [11 clicks]
  6. Incremental Statistics are NOT used by the Query Optimizer [11 clicks]
  7. How to See Recent Autogrowth Events on Databases in SQL Server [10 clicks]
  8. Creating a SQL 2016 CTP2 Virtual Machine in Azure [9 clicks]
  9. Power BI with Azure SQL Database [9 clicks]
  10. New Azure services help more people realize the possibilities of big data [8 clicks]
  11. Why Test Table MetaData Tests with tSQLt [6 clicks]
  12. It’s Hard To Destroy Data [5 clicks]
  13. Book Review: Connected [4 clicks]
  14. Strata 2015: Making Data Work for Everyone with Cloud Integration, Cloud Data Management and Cloud Machine Learning [4 clicks]
  15. Azure RMS with Morgan Simonsen [0 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. Does A Job Really Fail If Nobody Knows About It? (2009-06-01)
  2. But It Wasn’t My Job To Do The Backups!? (2009-06-01)
  3. Oops… A Lot Of Trees… Jobs to Update (2009-06-02)
  4. Really Search Cache for Execution Plans (2009-06-04)
  5. Inactive Blogging… (2008-06-05)
  6. 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008 (2008-06-06)
  7. June Monthly SQL Server Checklist (2011-06-06)
  8. Do You Know An Exceptional DBA? (2012-06-06)
  9. Reporting Services and Internet Explorer 9 (2011-06-08)

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. He Wanted to Win State for His Dying Dad – But What His Opponent Did After Losing Won the Day for Everyone [83 clicks]
  2. 22 yearbook quotes from seniors who will go far in life [54 clicks]
  3. Fun with a few 9V batteries. (244 of them) [25 clicks]
  4. Disney Pulls Plug on ‘Tron 3′ [23 clicks]
  5. Watching a cascade of 11,000 marbles is oddly satisfying [18 clicks]
  6. Destiny’s New Patch Means Treasure Keys For Everyone [3 clicks]
  7. Destiny update addresses House of Wolves annoyances like treasure key drop rate [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?