Here we are with another fascinating episode of the SQL Friday, The Best SQL Server Links Of The Past Week show

Obviously this week is another slow week, here is what I found interesting this past week in SQL Land:

Using SQLIOSim to Diagnose SQL Server Reported Checksum (Error 824823) Failures

Another good post by the PSS SQL Server Engineers

Enabling compression on a HEAP

Sunil Agarwal explains how to enable compression on a table that is a heap (i.e. it does not have a clustered index)

DML operations on a HEAP and compression

This is a follow-up to the previous article and describes the implications of DML operations on a heap

Managing TempDB in SQL Server and part 2 of this series

TempDB basics are explained, this is a must read!!

Indexing for Partitioned Tables

Michelle Ufford has a post showing if you should partition your index

LINQ to SQL: Does it have much of a future?

Greg Low has a nice article about the future of LINQ to SQL. Will LINQ to SQL die and be replaced by the Entity Framework?

What should I do when my Windows Admin wants to put an anti-virus on the SQL Servers?

Denny Cherry explains how to configure anti virus software if someone wants to put it on your precious SQL box

That is it for this week, I will tag the weekly posts with SQL Friday in case you want to see the whole archive in the future

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