Updated SQL Server Protocol Specifications

Microsoft has committed itself to releasing product protocols through its’ Open Specifications program. To that end, the SQL Server team just released updates to 25 existing and new specifications on June 29th, 2010. These are a free download. Here is the list:   1.     Microsoft Complex Event Processing Engine Manageability Protocol Specification 2.     SharePoint Web…

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System Center vs Application and Multi-Server Management?

The management of SQL is often performed  by different skillsets so there are tools for each audience.   It is not a question of System Center vs Application and Multi-Server Management (AMM) but rather what is your role and selecting the proper tool for that given role.  Both tools serve in the management of SQL.  System…

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SQL Server R2 Management Studio simplifies multi-server management with dashboards

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) now has a new tab called the Utility Explorer which provides DBAs insights into how enrolled instances and data tier applications are using resources such as CPU and memory.  At a glance, a DBA can see the state of a multitude of instances as well as determining if they are…

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