SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Broker Changes

Having been involved with a large SQL Server Service Broker deployment and having to deal with the challenges of having to process conversations across thousands of endpoints and the requirement to process messages from multiple conversations in parallel as efficiently as possible whilst still dealing with poison messages efficiently. Poison Message Handling As part of…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 the last release to support Itanium

Some time back, in the context of the then recently released TCP results, I blogged about the rise the performance of the X64 platform and the threat that that may pose to the long term viability of the IA64 platform. In a blog last week the Windows Server team announced that Windows Server 2008 R2,…