Behavior Change for VSS Backups on VMs with Basic Availability Groups

This week we released SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU2 and SQL Server 2017 CU9. In this blog, I’d like to go into a little more detail on one of the fixes that is part of these CUs which involves the SQL Writer Service. If you are running SQL Server 2016 (or later) Standard Edition with…

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Tiger Team at Data Platform Summit 2018

Tiger Team (@mssqltiger) represented by (Tejas Shah and Sourabh Agarwal) will be presenting about the recent investments in SQL Server at the Data Platform Summit (#DPS10), Asia’s Premier Data & Analytics Conference taking place on 9-11 August in Bangalore, India. Data Platform Summit 2018 is a full 3-day conference with more than 7 tracks, 50+…

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Predicate Pushdown and why should I care?

If you follow this blog, you know that in the last couple years, we have been adding more information to showplan, to make it a one-stop-shop for all your query performance troubleshooting insights. You can see more about those showplan enhancements here. Hold on, there’s a reason I’m writing about showplan: in this scenario we…