In my previous post i talked about the importance of sense of responsibility for new DBAs. After a DBA has took charge and now he has several tasks waiting for him. He needs reliable resources of help, from where he could get help for his tasks along with polishing the skills.
During all my career as SQL Server DBA, i have used various on line community resources and learned a lot from those.
Following is a list of resources that i keep in touch with
- MSSQL Tips
- SQL Server Central
- SQL Team
- SQL Server Performance
- SQL Authority
- SQL Server 2005 BOL
- SQL Server 2008 BOL
- SQL Server 2005 Solution Center
- SQL Server on MSDN
- SQL Server 2008 White Papers
- Simple Talk
All above are some of many resources of SQL Server where experts are always ready to share what they know. New DBA may consult these resources for solution of any problems and also they may stay in touch with forums/blogs/articles on these forums for skill grooming.