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Archives: August 2012

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 3, which is Build 11.00.2332. There are 36 fixes (by my count) in the public fix list.  Since SQL Server 2012 RTM is still fairly new, there are still quite a few hotfixes showing up in these early Cumulative Updates.… Read more

1 comments, 1,607 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 30 August 2012

Upcoming Speaking Events

I will be the inaugural speaker for the Northern Colorado Database Professionals on September 17, in Loveland, CO. I will be presenting a preview version of my PASS Summit 2012 session about how to migrate to SQL Server 2012. The abstract is below:

Migrating to SQL Server 2012
How do…

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3 comments, 1,005 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 28 August 2012

Intel Haswell-EP Processor Rumors

Intel releases a new processor microarchitecture every two years, which is called a Tock release. One year later, they take that same microarchitecture and move it to a new, smaller manufacturing process, along with adding some minor feature improvements. This is called a Tick release.  Table 1 shows the recent… Read more

4 comments, 1,078 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 23 August 2012

SQL Server 2005 Diagnostic Information Queries (August 2012)

Here is the August 2012 version of my SQL Server 2005 Diagnostic Information Queries, with some minor tweaks and improvements. To go with it is an updated, blank results spreadsheet, where the tabs in the spreadsheet are labeled and in the same order as the queries.

The idea…

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6 comments, 610 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 23 August 2012

Choosing a Mobile Workstation

I get a lot of e-mail and Twitter requests for advice about what laptop someone should buy. I don’t mind this too much (I actually sort of like it, to be honest), but it probably makes some sense to summarize my general advice about this subject.

There are a lot…

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10 comments, 1,821 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 11 August 2012

Three Generations of Toshiba Portege Laptops Compared

Since I am a bit of a hardware enthusiast, I tend to buy new computer hardware a little more often than the average person (probably too often)! I like to have a smaller laptop for teaching and presentations, that is thin and light, but not an actual Ultrabook.

Most… Read more

10 comments, 1,306 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 7 August 2012

SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries (August 2012)

Here is the August 2012 version of my SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries, with some minor tweaks and improvements to a number of the existing queries. To go with it is an updated, blank SQL Server 2012 results spreadsheet, where the tabs in the spreadsheet are labeled…

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1 comments, 628 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 7 August 2012

SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries (August 2012)

Here is the August 2012 version of my SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries, with some minor tweaks and improvements to a number of the existing queries, and one new query. To go with it is an updated, blank 2008 results spreadsheet, where the tabs in the spreadsheet…

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8 comments, 743 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 5 August 2012

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 1

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 1, which is Build 10.50.4260.0. This CU has 35 fixes listed in the public fix list. This CU should get the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 branch aligned with the fixes in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1… Read more

0 comments, 1,008 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 1 August 2012

Two New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008

On July 17, Microsoft released two new Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008. The first cumulative update is SQL Server 2008 SP2 CU11, which is Build 10.00.4333. There are two fixes listed in the public fix list.

The second cumulative update is SQL Server 2008 SP3 CU6, which… Read more

0 comments, 476 reads

Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 1 August 2012