Monthly Archives: April 2012

SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries (May 2012)

Since tomorrow is May 1, I think it is time to publish the latest set of SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries. This version works on SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2. There are a few queries that … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries (April 2012)

It is hard to believe, but SQL Server 2012 has been GA for nearly a month now. Because of this, I thought it was a good time to release an updated version of my SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries. … Continue reading

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Quick Roundup of Intel Ivy Bridge Reviews

The overall opinion seems to be that the 22nm Ivy Bridge represents a relatively small boost to CPU performance (typically 5-20% compared to the 32nmSandy Bridge, depending on the task), a pretty significant boost to integrated graphics performance (typically 40-65% … Continue reading

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Intel Ivy Bridge Release Coverage

Web sites, blogs and media outlets in Europe and the U.K. are starting to post some early Ivy Bridge stories, which means that the Intel information embargo about the Ivy Bridge processor must be nearly about to expire. From what … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 Core Factor Table for AMD Processors

As of April 1, 2012, Microsoft has a new SQL Server 2012 Core Factor Table for AMD processors. You can download it here (PDF warning). The complete SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview is here. The most relevant part of this … Continue reading

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Urgent BIOS Update for Dell PowerEdge R810, R910 and M910 Servers

If you have an 11th generation Dell PowerEdge R810 , PowerEdge R910 server, or a PowerEdge M910 blade server, there is a pretty recent (April 9, 2012) Urgent update to version 2.7.0 for the main system BIOS. Here is Dell’s … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012

Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson announced today at the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas that the next version of Windows Server will be called Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 shares a common code base with Windows … Continue reading

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