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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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SQL Server 2014 : Buffer Pool Extension

April 14th, 2014

Following on from my post last week on SQL Server 2014 : What’s New I am having a little deeper look into the Buffer Pool Extension (,strong>BPE). The introduction of the BPE, which is available in Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition allows you to extend your available memory by providing a hybrid buffer pool to help reduce I/O bottlenecks as long as you have access to an SSD.

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SQL Server 2014 : What’s New

April 7th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014 on Aril 1 2014, there are some new things you need to know about this version of SQL Server. In this article I am going to introduce these new features.

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SQL Server 2014 : Licensing you need to know

April 6th, 2014

With the recent release of SQL Server 2014 on April 1 2014, there are some things that we need to know and be aware of to allow us to make any decisions about our potential upgrade path to this new version. Reviewing the SQL Server 2014 licensing datasheet we can see the changes we need to know about.

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Hi, I'm Warwick Rudd, I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP as well as a Microsoft Certified Master working as the Principal Consultant here at SQL Masters Consulting.
In my blog I will look at all things SQL Server as well as some things outside of the SQL Server relm but hopefully you will find them helpful and interesting.

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