SQL PFE has a Pre-Con at the PASS Summit!

At the 2014 PASS Summit in Seattle on Tuesday November 4, Denzil Ribeiro and I (Tim Chapman) will be giving a Pre-Conference seminar entitled “Troubleshoot Customer Performance Problems like a Microsoft Engineer.”  In this full-day session Denzil and I will cover a plethora of troubleshooting tools and methodologies that we use as field engineers when confronted…


SQL Server memory models (Part II)

So what is part II about? It is about a change in Standard 64 bit Editions of SQL Server 2005 and 2008. This change implements the support of AWE APIs and “Lock Pages in Memory” privilege by these editions.  It has been already advertised by Bob Ward and worth to be known especially by the…


SQL Server memory models (Part I)

You may have questioned why, on 64 bit enterprise Edition, DBCC MEMORYSTATUS reports non zero “AWE allocated” memory even if ‘AWE enabled’ option is not enabled. A short description of SQL Server memory model will help to answer. Here is an example of a DBCC MEMORYSTATUS output on a 32GB X64 Enterprise SQL Server 2005:…