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7 Twitter Feeds every SQL Server DBA should follow

31 October,2015 by Tom Collins

I love the immediacy of Twitter. It can be casual  or in depth. This blog post is about organising your Twitter feeds to include the best news on Twitter about SQL Server. Twitter_large

Some of the best SQL Server information on the internet is available via Twitter feeds. Top SQL experts may drop in a casual 140 word message – pointing to a great article.

What I’m saying is: drop the @katyperry, @justinbieber, @taylorswift13 feeds and follow some of the best voices in the SQL Server community.

Some of these Twitter feeds are Microsoft based others are independent .

Name: Microsoft

Handle: @SQLServer

Position: Redmond,WA –

Why?:Latest Vendor updates. Once you sift through the marketing , there are useful updates


Name: DBA reactions

Handle: @DBAReactions

Position: Humour

Why?: The DBA career is fun , but there are some bizarre situations involved. Any job that puts DBAs , project managers and end users in the same room, can only end in chaos! This one makes me laugh.


Name: Paul Randal

Handle: @PaulRandal

Position: Trainer. Consultant

Why?: Good explanations of complex ideas. Also maintains an excellent blog , full of great information


Name: MrDenny

Handle: @mrdenny

Position: Consultant

Why?:  Makes great recommendations for technical reading


Name: Amit Banerjee  

Handle: @banerjeeamit

Position: Sr. Program Manager with SQL Product Group at Microsoft

Why?: I’ve heard Amit talk at TechEd, excellent communicator.


Name: TroubleshootingSQL  

Handle: @TblshootingSQL

Position: The Twitter avatar of

Why?: Techniques for troubleshooting SQL Server , Azure and pointers to useful MS KB articles


Name: Bob Ward

Handle: @bobwardms

Position: Chief Technology Officer, CSS Americas

Why?: Always melts my brain


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