I agree that this is a great article. However, I'd like a little help. About a year ago, my school district told me congratulations, your the new SQL guy. So I delved deeply into Sql Development and am ok, not great at that. As I've read postings on this site, I've realized there's a whole world on the DBA side I've been neglecting. This brings me to my help request.
I need a little more on the "how" of this article. For instance, #10, I looked into the profiler and found trace templates, but I'm not sure which ones contain the data points discussed. Similarly, # 6. Is there a good beginning DB tuning/monitoring site or book that somebody could recommend that would help me get started? Regrettably, at this stage I need some "Click File>Open>Trace...." level help.