Monthly Archives: August 2012

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 3, which is Build 11.00.2332. There are 36 fixes (by my count) in the public fix list.  Since SQL Server 2012 RTM is still fairly new, there are still quite a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Speaking Events

I will be the inaugural speaker for the Northern Colorado Database Professionals on September 17, in Loveland, CO. I will be presenting a preview version of my PASS Summit 2012 session about how to migrate to SQL Server 2012. The … Continue reading

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Intel Haswell-EP Processor Rumors

Intel releases a new processor microarchitecture every two years, which is called a Tock release. One year later, they take that same microarchitecture and move it to a new, smaller manufacturing process, along with adding some minor feature improvements. This … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2005 Diagnostic Information Queries (August 2012)

Here is the August 2012 version of my SQL Server 2005 Diagnostic Information Queries, with some minor tweaks and improvements. To go with it is an updated, blank results spreadsheet, where the tabs in the spreadsheet are labeled and in … Continue reading

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Choosing a Mobile Workstation

I get a lot of e-mail and Twitter requests for advice about what laptop someone should buy. I don’t mind this too much (I actually sort of like it, to be honest), but it probably makes some sense to summarize … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Toshiba Portege Laptops Compared

Since I am a bit of a hardware enthusiast, I tend to buy new computer hardware a little more often than the average person (probably too often)! I like to have a smaller laptop for teaching and presentations, that is … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries (August 2012)

Here is the August 2012 version of my SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries, with some minor tweaks and improvements to a number of the existing queries. To go with it is an updated, blank SQL Server 2012 results spreadsheet, … Continue reading

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