is your Anti-Virus Strangling SQL Server?

Its very common when I arrive on site to do a performance review or some tuning that a good first place to look for is windows task manager and anti-virus.  By selecting View-Select Columns we can add interesting counters such as Threads, Handles, I/O Reads (since start-up) and I/O Writes since start-up (a sample is…

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Bob Duffy awarded MVP for SQL Server for 2009/2010

Just got the email announcing that I’ve been awarded an MVP for SQL Server for 2009/2010. The MVP award is for contribution to the technical community. I’m really chuffed to get this sort of recognition – the list of SQL Server MVP’s includes some big names that I really respect like Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp,…

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