I will be giving a presentation and demo to the PASS Database Administration Virtual Chapter on Wednesday, December 8 2010 at Noon, Mountain Time. I will be giving my Dr. DMV presentation, and here is the abstract:
Dr. DMV: How to Use Dynamic Management Views to Monitor and Diagnose Performance Issues With High Volume OLTP Workloads
SQL Server 2005 introduced Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) that allow you to see exactly what is happening inside your SQL Server instances and databases with much more detail than ever before. SQL Server 2008 R2 adds even more capability in this area. You can discover your top wait types, most CPU intensive stored procedures, find missing indexes, and identify unused indexes, to name just a few examples. This session (which is applicable to both 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2), presents and explains over thirty DMV queries that you can quickly and easily use to detect and diagnose performance issues in your environment.
This will have the December 2010 version of my SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries, which have quite a few changes and improvements compared to previous versions. The meeting will be on Windows LiveMeeting, and it will be recorded. I hope to see you there!