Monthly Archives: October 2010

Speaking at SQL Server Connections in Las Vegas Next Week

I will be giving two presentations next week at the SQL Server Connections conference in Las Vegas. There is a great selection of wonderful speakers lined up for this conference. The titles and abstracts of my two sessions are shown … Continue reading

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Adding Data Compression to an Existing Clustered Index in SQL Server 2008 R2

Working at an ISV like NewsGator Technologies, I get to work on products like Social Sites for SharePoint 2010, that use SQL Server 2008 or greater (along with SharePoint 2010). We don’t require SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, but we … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2005 Diagnostic Information Queries

It has been a while since I posted the SQL Server 2005 version of this query, and with the release of SQL Server 2005 SP3 CU12 on Monday, I thought it would be a good time to put up the … Continue reading

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New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 R2

Late Monday night (October 18, 2010), Microsoft released the latest Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 and for SQL Server 2008 R2. You can get SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update 12 and SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM Cumulative Update … Continue reading

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This is What Task Manager Looks Like When You Restart the SQL Server Service

This is what Task Manager looks like in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you restart the SQL Server Service. This is one of my Production SQL Server 2008 R2 instances that runs the Mirrored copies of several databases. I am … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather Lunch at PASS 2010 Summit

The volunteers at PASS (especially Mike Walsh) have organized another “Birds of a Feather” lunch event on Tuesday, November 9 at the PASS Summit this year. This event is simply an opportunity to sit with a group of like-minded people … Continue reading

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What are Physical Sockets, Physical Cores, and Logical Cores and Why Does it matter?

I witnessed a confused conversation on Twitter today where someone was talking about how he uses the terms sockets and cores interchangeably, since everyone else does, or words to that effect. This made me think that there may be some … Continue reading

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