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Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) V2.5

May 29th, 2014

If you’re a SQL Server DBA then you probably need to at some stage undertake some performance analysis of your SQL Server environment. The latest Version of PAL is available for download from codeplex.

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack Plans

May 29th, 2014

Microsoft have announced the plans for the last Service Packs for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 to be released after the end of mainstream support for both of these versions come July 8, 2014. You can find out more about what this means for you.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 5

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 5 of this series are are looking at Managed Lock Priority & Single Partition Online Index Rebuild.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 4

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 4 of this series are are looking at InMemory DW.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 3

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 3 of this series are are looking at InMemory OLTP.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 2

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 2 of this series are are looking at Resource Governor for I/O.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 1

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 1 of this series are are looking at Buffer Pool Extension.

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SQLSaturday #316–Christchurch

May 20th, 2014

SQLSaturday #316 has been finalized and is happening in Christchurch on June 14 2014. If you have not registered already there is still time for you to register for this day of free SQL Server training. I am lucky enough to be joining a fellow MCM – Brent McCracken to present in Christchurch.

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T-SQL Tuesday #54–Interviews and hiring

May 12th, 2014

T-SQL Tuesday article discussing Interviews and Hiring. Have a look at at some insights I have gained over my years and the interviews that I have participated in.

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TechEd 2014 Australia

May 7th, 2014

TechEd 2014 in Australia now has a new format. This year there is twice the event, Starting in Melbourne and followed by in Sydney. Pre-register is now available.

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