Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 2011 SQL Server 2008 Instance Level Diagnostic Queries

Since it is late September, I thought it would be a good time to release an updated set of Diagnostic queries that focus completely on SQL Server instance level metrics. These queries go a little deeper into the Instance level … Continue reading

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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2 Available at PASS 2011 Summit

Volume 2 of the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book is now available for pre-order from Amazon and from Manning. This book has all new content, rather than just an update or refresh of Volume 1. Just like the first … Continue reading

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September 2011 SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Queries

Its been a couple of months since I have released an updated version of my SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries, so I thought it was about time for a new version. The first half of this set of queries … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Two Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008

Sticking to their eight week release cycle, Microsoft has released two different Cumulative Updates (CU) for SQL Server 2008. The first update is SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU16, which is Build 10.00.2850. This CU has seven fixes by my count. … Continue reading

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Slides For My 24 Hours of PASS Session

The slide deck for my session Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware is available here. There are still twelve more sessions in 24HOP coming up on September 8.

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24 Hours of PASS on September 7

Just in case you forgot, I wanted to remind everyone that the free, 24 Hours of PASS online event starts tomorrow at 12:00 GMT.  My session is Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware starts at 22:00 GMT, and the … Continue reading

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OT: Rant About Mail-in Rebates For Computer Hardware

As you may know from reading my blog, I buy quite a bit of computer hardware components from places like Micro Center. It is fairly common for items like memory or motherboards to have a mail-in rebate (MIR) offer from … Continue reading

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