SQL Server Disk Partition Alignment Whitepaper

I have over the past couple of years engaged with many customers around the benefits of correct partition alignment for their SQL Server disk sub-systems. There is finally a  comprehensive white paper on the subject for our reference: Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server. Windows Server 2008 avoids the issue completely through  the…


SQL Server Cumulative Updates

Earlier this week (18 May 2009) the SQL Server Release Services team released Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 and the Cumulative Update #14 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2  These follow on from last months release of Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Cumulative Update #5…


ZA SQL Server User Group June

Just a quick, last minute reminder that the next SQL Server user group will be held on Tuesday (23 June 2009) at 6:30PM at the Microsoft South Africa offices in Bryanston (3012 William Nicol Drive). This month Mark Stacey will be talking about Service Broker Don’t forget my challenge to bring along someone else new…