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SQLjobvis has been upgraded – check it out!

Will Alber has updated his free tool SQLjobvis. Download it from It provides a graphical display of both running SQL Server Agent jobs as well as job history.


The SQLjobvis graphical display has been very effective in helping me explain why something must be scheduled when it is. Or why something can’t be scheduled at a particular time. I opened a Connect item to encourage Microsoft to offer a better UI for scheduling jobs. Please vote if you haven’t already. I want to be able to graphically schedule jobs similar to how meetings can be graphically scheduled in Outlook. But until Microsoft offers us a better UI, SQLjobvis is making my life easier. It is the first thing I look at when I get to work in the morning.

Published Sunday, July 11, 2010 6:21 PM by John Paul Cook

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PSB1 said:

Fantastic. I was only last week wishing for such a report/tool and here it is :-)

July 12, 2010 6:48 AM

John Waclawski said:

Be leary.  This web page knowingly puts malware on your computer to monitor what you are doing.  I've been reading reports of it being blocked due to this.  Too bad.  Software looks pretty cool.

December 20, 2012 3:49 PM

John Paul Cook said:

The site was hijacked but the site owner fixed the problem today.

December 20, 2012 3:53 PM

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About John Paul Cook

John Paul Cook is a Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft's data platform and works out of Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a Registered Nurse who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. He volunteers as a nurse at clinics that treat low income patients. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2. Opinions expressed in John's blog are strictly his own and do not represent Microsoft in any way.

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