Our 25 Most-Read and Most-Commented Blog Posts of 2017

We published a whopping 312 blog posts in 2017! Looking back, wow, there was a lot of fun stuff in here.

 

First, here’s the ones you read the most:

25. Max Worker Threads – Don’t Touch That

24. Announcing Our 2017 Black Friday Doorbusters

23. Ola Hallengren’s Maintenance Scripts are Now on Github

22. How to Hire a Junior DBA

21. SQL Server DBA’s Guide to the Gitlab Outage

20. What is the biggest mistake you made in production?

19. How to Do a Free SQL Server Performance Check

18. Why Missing Index Recommendations Aren’t Perfect

17. sp_DatabaseRestore: Open Source Database Restore Stored Procedure

16. SQL Server on Linux is the New SQL Server on Windows Core

15. How to Drop All of Your Indexes – Fast

14. Indexing for Windowing Functions: WHERE vs OVER

13. Tell Us What You Make: The 2018 Data Professional’s Salary Survey

12. How to Do a SQL Server Architecture Review

11. Tell Us What You Make: The 2017 Data Professional Salary Survey
(That one makes the cut because we launched it on Jan 5, 2017. We started a little earlier this year.)

10. The 2017 Data Professional Salary Survey Results

9. How to Do a Free SQL Server Health Check

8. Why Cost Threshold for Parallelism Shouldn’t Be Set To 5

7. Five Mistakes Performance Tuners Make

6. SQL Server 2017 Release Date: October 19, 2017?

5. What is Batch Requests/sec?

4. SQL Server 2017 Release Date: May 31?

3. Let’s Corrupt a SQL Server Database Together, Part 1: Clustered Indexes

2. SSMS 2017 Is Now Available for Download

1. GDPR: Why We Stopped Selling Stuff to Europe
(Amazing since that was only about a week ago – it went viral)

 

Here’s the ones you commented on the most:

25. The 2017 Company Retreat in Photos: Alaska – 32

24. Max Worker Threads: Don’t Touch That – 33

23. What If Week: What Would You Fix or Change? – 33

22. What Is Batch Requests/sec? – 33

21. Kickstarter-Style Ideas for our PASS Summit Pre-Con – 34

20. Announcing T-SQL Tuesday #86: SQL Server Bugs & Enhancement Requests – 34

19. There’s Something Funny About Variable Assignment – 35

18. Announcing Our 2017 Black Friday Doorbusters – 36

17. Build Me A Build: Assembly Olympics – 37

16. Things Your SQL Server Monitoring Software Should Tell You – 38

15. Live Blogging: Erik vs. PowerShell – 42

14. I’m just saying it’s valid T-SQL syntax, that’s all. – 44

13. Learning SQL Server is painful. – 45

12. Group Post: If I Took Another DBA Job, My First Question Would Be… – 45

11. Good Reasons to Rebuild or Reorganize Indexes – 47

10. sp_DatabaseRestore: Open Source Database Restore Stored Procedure – 50

9. GDPR: Why We Stopped Selling Stuff to Europe – 59

8. What is the biggest mistake you made in production? – 70

7. Does Separating Your Data and Log Files Make Your Server More Reliable? – 71

6. Tell Us What You Make: The 2017 Data Professional Salary Survey – 81

5. What Questions Would You Ask on a Salary Survey? – 104. You really helped us shape the first one this year.

4. What Should We Change About the Data Professional Salary Survey? – 114. When it came time to do the next one, you were all over it, and I really appreciate your help.

3. What Would You Put in SQL Server 2018? – 146

2. Guess the SQL Server 2018 Release Date Contest – 280

1. Guess the SQL Server 2017 Release Date Contest – 286

 

Here’s to another fun, interactive year in 2018. I’m really grateful to y’all – you make this such a fun place to be.

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  • DoubleBarrellDarrell
    December 27, 2017 11:40 am

    I’m grateful to you and the gang, Brent, past & present.
    You’ve made SQL Server a fun place for me to be.
    17 years in Oracle I never experienced so much love as the SQL Community in the last 4 years.
    Kendra is so fun. Folks walk by desk during her webinars and I point and say “Tech Crush.”
    Erik is a mess. His blog post humor always makes me twist my face then bust out laughing.
    The more I hang out at Office Hours I see Ritchie has a nice twisted humor, also.
    Tara is just so smart. I wish she worked with me on my AG.
    Thank You, Guys.
    I feel your passion and love and I thank you.

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