Another article from our own Chris Hedgate! This one looks at the different types of fragmentation that can exist inside your SQL Server and some ways you can go about minimizing them.
2007-10-02 (first published: 2004-05-10)
SQL Server 2000 trace flags can dramatically alter the behavior and functionality of the server. There are a number of ways that they can be enabled and Chris Hedgate brings us a tutorial on their use and benefits.
2007-06-21 (first published: 2005-05-04)
One thing that often amazes me is that many SQL Server developers do not actually measure the performance of their queries. Many of them thought that you needed external tools, more or less complicated, to run against your server, and they did not have the time or inclination to learn and try these. This article will describe a couple of much easier methods of measuring performance of queries.
2005-12-23 (first published: 2004-04-02)