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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 ...
Here's a quick tip for you:During some restore operations on Microsoft SQL Server, the transaction log redo step might be taking an unusually long time. Depending somewhat on the version and edition of SQL Server you've installed, you may be able to increase performance by tinkering with the readahead performance for the redo operations. ...
The PerfMon Counters That Just Won't DieOne of the things that's simultaneously great and horrible about the Internet is that once something gets posted out in the ether, it basically never goes away. (Some day, politicians will realize this. We can easily fact check their consistency). Because of longevity of content posted to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 - ...
I first wrote about useful database maintenance scripts on my SQLBlog account way back in 2008. Hmmm - now that I think about it, I first wrote about my own useful database maintenance scripts in a journal called SQL Server Professional back in the mid-1990's on SQL Server v6.5 or some such. But I digress...
Anyway, I pointed out a couple ...
Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter),
I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009.
(From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade
yet. Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with
alarming frequency throughout ...
Just as an FYI, I've added one new slide deck and webcast to http://KevinEKline.com/Slides/, as well as quite a few upcoming user group events where I'm speaking in http://KevinEKline/Upcoming-Events/.
I'm starting a new series called Sequels for SQL Server. In
this series, I point you to seven sites where you can go beyond ...