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I'm doing two new webcasts next week on Wednesday, December 19th, one in the morning and the other after lunch.
SSDs are a Game Changer for SQL Server Storage
No, session is not exclusively about SSDs. But this is my first session on IO and storage tuning that emphasizes SSDs over hard disks. As Bob Dylan said ''Times, they ...
I had the honor of traveling the great state of Colorado last week, speaking at the PASS chapters in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver. At all three events, we had a stellar attendance and, at least in Denver, broke all the records in recent memory both in terms of overall attendance and in first-timers. ...
experienced a situation where I was getting repeated login failures to a SQL
Server where I knew that I had the
correct user name and password. Each
time, I’d get error 18456 in response.
''Login failed for
user '<user_name>'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18456)''.
challenge when troubleshooting ...
I read too much, and that, my friends, is an entirely separate topic for a blog post. But I thought I'd share with you a little more about what I'm reading because sometimes, if I'm lucky, it might be something you'd enjoy too.
So I'm going to start sharing what I'm reading at least once per week, partly so that I don't firehose too many ...
Remote Desktop Services Component Architecture Poster
Grab your own poster! A visual guide to key Remote Desktop Services technologies in Windows Server 2008R2
Get the latest update rollup package for the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2 and be sure to bookmark the Windows Virtualization ...
On my recent trip to SQLBits with subsequent visits to Dublin,
Cologne, and Malmo (southern Sweden), I enjoyed a chance to meet several
SQL Server MVPs, including Peter Larsson and Thomas Ivarsson.
Among them, I enjoyed Johan Ahlen's article on Pulling real-time data from Twitter using StreamInsight. You can Find Johan's blog ...
I profiled Adam Machanic's (blog | twitter)
excellent stored procedure, SP_WHOISACTIVE, back in August of 2010 in
my monthly SQLMag column, Tool Time. Adam has been diligent about
maintaining the tool and adding new features. Read the details on my SQLMag Tool Time column (here - ...
Quest Software Pain of the Week Webcast: The 5-Minute SQL Server Healthcheck
Join me and Christian Bolton, UK SQL Server MVP and blogger,as
we discuss how to quickly evaluate the basic health of your SQL Server
environment. You’ll learn about several quick checks you can perform in
minutes to determine if critical thresholds are being met—and ...
I’ve posted a new entry on my SQL Server Magazine blog about two free DMV monitoring tools available on CodePlex.Read the article here:http://www.sqlmag.com/Articles/ArticleID/102837/102837.html?Ad=1Take a look at the two tools and let me know which you like better and why. Inquiring minds want to know!Cheers,-Kevin Twitter ...
The conversation between Bob Dorr and Jose Fortuny also yielded some additional insights in the following discussion. Keep in mind that Bob and Jose were discussing very specific results from a specific test run and test environment. However, the conversation provides several useful tips.
First, notice that the ...