The July edition of TechNet Magazine is available on the web now and has the latest installment of my regular SQL Q&A column (and I forgot to blog about it a couple of weeks back).
This month's topics are:
Why shrink runs slower on some databases than others
Is it true that autogrow should always be turned off?
LOB storage considerations
How long consistency checks will take
Check it out at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff808322.aspx.