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Archives: July 2012

Book: Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012

After about a year of work and a month of waiting, the book I wrote with Ted Krueger (Blog | @Onpnt) is finally out and available on Amazon.com.  When I first considered putting a book together, I thought about the books out there and wondered why I… Read more

5 comments, 1,058 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 10 July 2012

5 Reasons Why I Need To Go To SQLskills Immersion Training

I was thinking about the contest that SQL Sentry is running for a week of SQLskills Immersion Training, and the only thing that came to mind were sheep.  Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sheep.  Rumor has it there is a sheep’s costume floating around the SQKskills… Read more

0 comments, 420 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 7 July 2012

July 2012 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

The year is half over and for many of us, specifically those in the United States, it’s a tricky week to get work done.  With a national holiday on Wednesday, the US Independence celebration, a lot of us will be left with a partial work week and a real challenge… Read more

1 comments, 551 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 3 July 2012

Lost in Translation – Deprecated System Tables – Introduction

When SQL Server 2005 launched, it included a slew of dynamic management objects (DMOs) that were meant to replace the system tables from previous SQL Server versions.  As a stopgap, and part of the deprecation process, compatibility views for the system tables were provided. Their time is nearly up.  If… Read more

10 comments, 484 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 1 July 2012