Resources

Solutions:

Ola Hallengren‘s free scripts & solution for SQL native backups, index & statistics care-and-feeding, and a generally awesome replacement for native maintenance plans.  If you’re stuck on native, at least upgrade to this.

A nice yet abandoned post on legacy LiteSpeed for SQL Server (a Dell/Quest product) extended stored-procedure (xp’s) documentation.  Handy when you’re running a significantly old version that is no longer found in official docs.


Podcasts:

{CodingBlocks}.net
Three down-to-earth, funny & sharp guys who make the world of software development a little better by taking deep dives into coding topics with an honest & realistic perspective. Leave ’em some 5-star love!
Find it on iTunes
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Brent Ozar Unlimited
If you’ve ever had problems with your SQL servers, this is the first place you go!
Register for upcoming webcasts (“live” version of the podcast)
Find it on iTunes

SQL Data Partners
Want to learn more about the various features and technologies in & around SQL Server?  Check out these interviews and discussions.
Find it on iTunes

SQL Server Radio
A little more “internationally flavored”, these guys really know their stuff – not only with SQL Server itself but other relevant happenings and tech in the data storage/science space.
Find it on iTunes

MS Dev Show
Another great software dev podcast, helping you keep up with the tech & trends in modern web & app development.
Find it on iTunes

Kendra Little
Co-founder & alumni of Brent Ozar U, she has her own excellent podcast to help you learn more about SQL Server and the DBA’s daily grind.
Find it on iTunes

The Cloudcast
Cloud-centric tech podcast with a nice mix of news, info, & practical interviews.

Datanauts
Infrastructure engineering podcast with entertaining personalities and solid interviews.

Geek Whisperers
Stories of technology careers, culture & lives.  Soft-skills focused with consistent quality.

Digital Freedom Productions
To make your podcast sound professional, hire the pros and spend your valuable time doing what you love best.  These guys/gals are top-notch in producing & polishing podcast content, and their support is fantastic.


Blogs (which aren’t already covered by Podcasts links):

Developer blogs from the Coding Blocks community:

Final bits: a fascinating little blog post praising the merits of SQL, and a nice bullet-point article on finding out a bunch of meta-info about your SQL servers & databases.

Read, learn, enjoy!