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  • Connect Digest : 2011-05-02

    This week, after seeing a lot of the DMV enhancements made in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, I thought I would take a look at some dynamic management view/function requests. Page split personality Michael Zilberstein blogged on Monday about how Extended Events and the transaction log differ in the way they report page split information, and that it ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on May 2, 2011
  • More changes you might not have noticed in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CTP

    On Friday, after Microsoft released the CTP, I talked a little bit about the changes you will see in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. Namely: new rowcount-related columns in sys.dm_exec_query_stats; extended functionality of the FORCESEEK query hint; a new FORCESCAN query hint; support for 15,000 partitions (to match new ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on April 25, 2011
  • SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : Changes to performance counters

    In a previous post about changed system objects in Denali, I talked about the changes to memory-related DMVs due to underlying changes in the memory manager.  The SQLOS team has posted a great introduction to these changes, and they plan to post more details in future posts.  In the meantime, and due to a question yesterday from Tom ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on January 8, 2011
  • SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : How has sys.databases changed?

    Earlier, I documented the system objects that have changed in Denali.  One that caught my eye was a slew of new columns made available through sys.databases, mostly to support a feature I also blogged about recently, contained databases.  Consider the following simple query: SELECT * FROM sys.databases; Yes, this ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 30, 2010
  • SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : New, Changed and Removed System Objects

    While it's still only the CTP1 timeframe, getting a glimpse of the changes in system objects can start preparing you for what's coming - especially when there are potential breaking changes, as you'll see below.  Sure, a few of these things can change (and hopefully be fixed!) as the product gets closer to release, but once you have the ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 29, 2010
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