Monthly Archives: May 2011

Presentation Deck For Hardware 201 at Denver SQL Server User’s Group on May 19, 2011

I got the chance to give an updated version of Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance to an audience of about forty people at the Denver SQL Server User’s Group on May 19, 2011, which was … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU14 and SQL Server 2008 SP2 CU4 Released

Microsoft has released two new Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 SP1 and SQL Server 2008 SP2. The first one is SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 14, which is Build 2821. This CU has only ten fixes. The second … Continue reading

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Presenting at Denver SQL Server User’s Group on May 19

I will be giving the main presentation at this month’s meeting of the Denver SQL Server User’s Group on May 19, 2011. Here is the abstract: “Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance” The foundation of database … Continue reading

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May 2011 SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries

Since we are in the middle of May 2011, I thought was was time to update my SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries. These are very similar to the April 2011 version except for one new query at the end … Continue reading

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PASS Summit 2011 Session Preference Survey

PASS has added a new feature to the session selection process for the PASS Summit 2011, which they are calling the PASS Summit 2011 Session Preference Survey. This allows you to mark multiple proposed sessions for the PASS Summit 2011 … Continue reading

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Speaking at Colorado Springs SQL Server User’s Group on June 15

I will be speaking at the Colorado Springs SQL Server User’s Group, live and in person, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.  I will be giving an updated version of my Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance … Continue reading

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PASS 2011 Summit Abstract Submissions

Today is the last day to submit session abstracts for the PASS 2011 Summit.  I was lucky enough to speak at PASS in 2009 and in 2010, so I hope my luck will continue. I submitted two sessions last night, … Continue reading

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