MDW Overview Report for Data Collector (Server Activity) – MDW Report Series Part 2

By Bill Ramos, Program Manager, SQL Server Manageability Team In this post, we’ll complete the MDW Overview report from part 1 of this series and then start into the makings of the Server Activity report as shown below. The Server Activity report has 4 major sections that I’ll go through that includes the timeline; server…


New Manageability White Papers for SQL Server 2008

TechNet Books Online just published three whitepapers – check them out! SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939169.aspx SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd938891.aspx Understanding and Using PowerShell Support in SQL Server 2008: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd938892.aspx


SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”–Getting Started with Availability Groups and Keyboard Customization

Bill Ramos Principal Program Manager, SQL Server Manageability If you missed SQL PASS or you didn’t get your copy of SQL Server code named “Denali”, you’re in luck. You can now download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a04f16f-f6be-4f92-9c92-f7e5677d91f9 For the full experience, you will want to run the 64 bit version on Windows Server 2008 R2. You can…