No, I'm not going to keep making corny references to war and being a soldier. But in many ways, we dba's are soldiers in a war against poor performance. Often it can be a struggle to get the information and resources you need, but that doesn't lessen the expectation that we can deliver speedy results.
I hope this first article will help a few people resolve issues a little bit quicker by helping them search their error logs.SQL Server Error Logs
I intend to follow up this article with a more advaned look at the error logs and how to use it to search for hidden problems before they become public.