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New White Paper: SQL Server Extended Events and Notifications

SQL Server comes with a wide array of tools for monitoring your environment. There are logs and traces that provide information when errors occur, but these are often used passively to react to events that have already occurred.  There's PerfMon, and Profiler, and loads of Dynamic Management Views to check.  But where to look?

As database administrators (DBA), we need to monitor our environments proactively and create solutions as issues arise. In this white paper, we will look at a couple technologies – event notifications and extended events – that can help you achieve these goals. With these two features, we’ll look at the error log and deadlocks, and demonstrate how you can get relevant information delivered as it occurs. We’ll also look at ways that run-time errors can be captured and used to help reduce the amount of time required to investigate issues.

This white paper, written by SQL Server MVP Jason Strate (blog | twitter), is a free download but requires a registrationDownload the Extended Events white paper here.

And, as always, I enjoy your feedback.  Thanks!


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james said:

where is the link to the white paper?

April 25, 2012 9:54 AM

Fabricio Lime said:


What is the link to download the whitepaper?


April 25, 2012 9:56 AM

David Taylor said:

Good question! I'd like to read it!

April 25, 2012 9:57 AM

KKline said:

Good grief!  I'm really sorry about that, friends.  Here is the link:

Btw, I'll edit the post just to make sure it's in there as well.



April 25, 2012 10:08 AM

james said:

Thanks Kevin

April 25, 2012 10:14 AM

Fabricio Lima said:

Thanks !!!

April 25, 2012 10:23 AM

siva said:


I have tried to down loade, but it is asking to regisete can you please provide perfect line for us easly down load.

April 25, 2012 11:53 AM

KKline said:

Hi Siva,

As I mention in the blog entry, the white paper is free but requires registration.  If you don't want to give any of your contact info, do what everyone else who wants to remain private does - make something up...


April 25, 2012 12:45 PM

David Taylor said:

Thanks, Kevin, some interesting stuff! And thanks to Jason Strate also!

April 25, 2012 1:55 PM

Assaf Fraenkel said:

Is there a SQL 2012 version?

March 19, 2013 5:57 PM

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