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Troubleshooting Reporting Services at the Client Tier with Fiddler

SQL Server Reporting Services enables report developers to build and deploy reports quickly and without having to write complicated code. But this abstraction can come at a price. In general, most report developers either have no experience developing web applications or understand the behind the scenes mechanics of a web-based application like SSRS. Trouble-shooting slow…

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The Connected Show: Paul Thurrott on Windows Server 2008 R2

In this episode, guest Paul Thurrott joins Dmitry and Peter to discuss Windows Server 2008 R2 and Virtualization. Also Peter and Dmitry discuss the news about Codeplex.org, an open source software foundation created by Microsoft. The Connected Show Episode 16   Get Connected With the Connected Show Online   Follow us on Twitter, Become a Fan on…

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This blog now available in 15 languages using Windows Live Translator

If you can read one of the fifteen languages supported by the Windows Live Translator, you can now view this blog in one of those languages. Simply click on the dropdown at the top of this web page to select the language. A new browser window will open and display both the English and translated pages…

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Windows 7 RTM is available, time to upgrade!

As many of you know, Windows 7 RTM is now available to MSDN and Technet subscribers. I’ve had the bits for Ultimate for a little over two weeks now. I would like to share my personal upgrade experience with you. First to get the new bits was my work laptop. This machine is a Lenovo T61p…

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References for SQL Server Consolidation

These are links to material relevant to consolidating and upgrading SQL Server.  SQL Server Consolidation on the 64-Bit Platform – Lessons Learned Pre-deployment IO Best Practices Six Failover Clustering Benefits Realized from Migrating to SQL Server 2008 – Top 10 Lists Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Scalability Project-Server Consolidation Planning for Consolidation with Microsoft SQL Server 2000…

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Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server Whitepaper

Jimmy May and Denny Lee (along with a huge supporting cast) have published an excellent white paper on disk alignment best practices. This is a must-read document for DBAs, storage engineers and architects. Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server

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BlogMS – Official Microsoft Team Blogs

All the official Microsoft Team Blogs are now listed on BlogMS. These are blogs maintained by the product teams and contain tons of good information about what’s going on with our products. Here’s the link to BlogMS. In case you’re wondering why my blog isn’t listed on the front page, I’m a consultant who works…

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The Existence of Anti-SPIDs?

An astute member of the SQL Server community has observed the presence of SPIDs with a negative number. These anti-SPIDS were noted in SQL Server 2000 and appear to be generated by MSDTC. I’m wondering if they behave like anti-matter and cancel out positively numbered SPIDs when they meet in a scheduler? Comments are welcome….

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Consolidating Your Database Infrastructure Presentation from SQLSaturday Atlanta

  Thanks to those of you who attended SQLSaturday and a special thanks to all the volunteers from the Atlanta.MDF user group who put on a great event! Here is the presentation I did for the SQLSaturday event in Atlanta. Please feel free to download and review. Keep in mind that this is a high…

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