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Archives: October 2010

Speaking at SQL Server Connections in Las Vegas Next Week

I will be giving two presentations next week at the SQL Server Connections conference in Las Vegas. There is a great selection of wonderful speakers lined up for this conference.

The titles and abstracts of my two sessions are shown below:

Dr. DMV: How to Use Dynamic Management Views to…

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 31 October 2010

Adding Data Compression to an Existing Clustered Index in SQL Server 2008 R2

Working at an ISV like NewsGator Technologies, I get to work on products like Social Sites for SharePoint 2010, that use SQL Server 2008 or greater (along with SharePoint 2010). We don’t require SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, but we try to seamlessly take advantage of it if… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 28 October 2010

New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 R2

Late Monday night (October 18, 2010), Microsoft released the latest Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 and for SQL Server 2008 R2. You can get SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update 12 and SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM Cumulative Update 4 by following the embedded links. SQL Server 2005 and… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 20 October 2010

This is What Task Manager Looks Like When You Restart the SQL Server Service

This is what Task Manager looks like in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you restart the SQL Server Service. This is one of my Production SQL Server 2008 R2 instances that runs the Mirrored copies of several databases. I am using Synchronous Mirroring with a Witness, so I have automatic… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 19 October 2010

Birds of a Feather Lunch at PASS 2010 Summit

The volunteers at PASS (especially Mike Walsh) have organized another “Birds of a Feather” lunch event on Tuesday, November 9 at the PASS Summit this year. This event is simply an opportunity to sit with a group of like-minded people at a table during lunch, hosted by someone who… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 13 October 2010

What are Physical Sockets, Physical Cores, and Logical Cores and Why Does it matter?

I witnessed a confused conversation on Twitter today where someone was talking about how he uses the terms sockets and cores interchangeably, since everyone else does, or words to that effect. This made me think that there may be some widespread confusion about how these terms are used and what… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 9 October 2010

SQL Server Memory Related Queries

What is using all of my memory in SQL Server?  If you ever believe that you are seeing signs of memory pressure in a SQL Server instance, there are a number of queries you can run to help confirm that you are under memory pressure and to help determine what… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 8 October 2010

CPU-Z Support For Sandy Bridge Processors

The CPUID website has a screenshot of CPU-Z 1.55.2, showing its support for the upcoming 32nm Sandy Bridge processor, which is due to be released in 2011. The specific processor they ran it against is the 3.10GHz Core i5 2400. This processor has four cores, but does not have… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 4 October 2010