Moving on to a new blog…

To all my readers I want to thank you!  Over the last couple of years I’ve gotten lots of great feedback and comments on this blog.   It has been read over 386,000 times as of 2/13/2011.   I hope you’ll join me on my new blog where I hope to put out more real…

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An oldie but goodie–SQL Performance Turning

While looking through past performance talks and presentations I came across this talk done at a BlackBoard.com conference and since it was already in the public domain I thought it worth sharing here.  Keep in mind while the tuning principles are timeless there are some cool new techniques around performance turning and monitoring in SQL…

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Check out XEvent in SQL 2008 July CTP

SQL Server 2008 July CTP is out! – https://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver/content/content.aspx?contentid=5395  One of the performance gems in the July CTP is the addition of SQL Extended Events (aka SQL XEvent).   This new eventing infrastructure enables developers to get a very detailed trace of what is happening inside the SQL product.  Out of the box there is support for sending…

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