Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware

On Wednesday, October 12, at 10:15AM, I am going to get the pleasure of presenting my Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware Spotlight session at the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle. This will be a 90 minute session, so … Continue reading

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New and Improved DMVs in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

With relatively little fanfare, Microsoft added a few new DMVs into the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 release, which came out a few months ago. They also added some new columns to at least one existing DMV (sys.dm_os_sys_info). Some of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 SP3 RTM

Microsoft has released the final, RTM version of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3. This is build 10.00.5500. It includes the fixes up to the point of SQL Server 2008 SP2 CU4 (Build 4285). That means that (as usual) if … Continue reading

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