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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. ...
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?
One last reminder - If you're interested in learning more about troubleshooting and optimizing SQL Server performance, please consider coming to the full-day seminar I'll be giving this Friday. Full details are here: http://sqlperftuning.eventbrite.com/. We'll be working some exercises, so bring your laptop with an instance ...
When you're developing new Transact-SQL code or modifying some existing code, do you just launch directly into programming?
I know that I did just that, for years. It wasn't until I was trying to performance tune some existing code that I realized I hadn't actually taken caching of data and execution plans into account. So all those modified ...
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 ...
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 ...
First off - the Pain of the Week webcast series has been renamed. It's now known as The Expert's Perspective.
Please join us for future webcasts and, if you're interested in
speaking, drop me a note to see if we can get you on the roster!
bigger your databases get, the longer backups take. That doesn't really
seem like a ...
Interested in my various performance tuning and troubleshooting
videos about SQL Server? These videos feature my good buddies (and
uber-SQL Server experts) Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and Buck Woody (blog | twitter).
View these insight-packed training videos from our SQL Server training
events originally presented on ...
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 - ...