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  • Updated File & Wait Statistics Procedures

              For many years I have been using a set of stored procedures to capture and report on both the file and wait statistics inside of SQL Server and I just recently did some minor modifications that I want others to be aware of. Since many of you have received copies of the past revisions ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on February 13, 2014
  • sp_spaceused Alternative

            I don’t know why but for some reason I have never liked using sp_spaceused. It probably started a long time ago when the results were often inaccurate due to the meta data being out of date. I am pretty sure that was fixed somewhere along the line but the system stored procedure had some other limitations ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on May 17, 2013
  • Project Atlanta Has a New Name

      Brad Anderson just completed a keynote in Las Vegas at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 and announced the new name for what was originally called Project Atlanta. Dot da da dah… And the new name is:  System Center Advisor.  You can find much more information at www.SystemCenterAdvisor.com.  The product also goes from a ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on March 22, 2011
  • MySQL Migration Assistant Now Available

      Microsoft just announced the availability of a utility to allow you to migrate from MySQL to SQL Server. I know I have been asked about this for some time so there should be some happy people out there :). More details can be found ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on August 12, 2010
  • Clustering Utility Made Available by Microsoft

      The CSS team just made me aware of a new utility for cluster’s called the Remote Desktop Connection Manager. I don’t want to just repeat what has already been said so go ahead and have a look here for the details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/06/23/10028855.aspx
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on June 29, 2010
  • expressor software Webinar: Improving Data Integration Performance - 11 Mar 2010

    On 11 Mar 2010, I am honored to co-present Improving Data Integration Performance with expressor software's (Web - @expressor) Director of Field Engineering Michael Ruland. Working with Michael the past few weeks has been a lot of fun and I hope that comes across in the webinar. expressor has some pretty cool solutions to classic ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on February 25, 2010
  • xp_delete_file

    Introduction I built a SQL Server 2008 Maintenance Plan and included a Maintenance Cleanup Task. For those who don't work with this stuff every day, Maintenance Plans are actually SSIS packages. The short version of a long story is: I couldn't execute the Maintenance Plan on the server. I won't go into that (not now, at least); but I noticed a ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 11, 2009
  • MetaPost: Windows Live Translator

    Thanks to the smart people at Microsoft Research you can now have your blog posts and web pages translated into several languages - how cool! Andrew Duthie - aka .Net DevHammer - posted about this new Live functionality on his blog: This is a pretty cool tool, from the Windows Live folks, called Windows Live Translator. You give it a URL, and ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 18, 2008
  • SQL Server Management Studio Standard Reports

    Buck Woody has a great series going on SQL Server ManagementStudio Standard Reports. The SQL Server team did a great job developing these insightful and intuitive reports. I often show them to customers and during presentations and the response is always positive. :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 11, 2008
  • Microsoft and Open Source: This Changes Things

    There was a pretty big announcement from Microsoft yesterday: Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability. To quote Steve Ballmer: Number one, we're committing to ensure open connections for our high volume products. Number two, we're committing to promote data portability for our high ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on February 22, 2008
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