DBAs have always been warned against using system tables in their code, but often there has been no other way to get information about the server. In SQL Server 2004, Dynamic Management Views have been provided that give you insight into almost every aspect of SQL Server. S. Srivathsani brings us a look at some of the DMVs and functions you can use.
2008-03-18 (first published: 2007-04-23)
SQL Server 2005 includes a number of new security enhancements to aid the DBA in managing their SQL Server. DDL triggers allow you to trap all kinds of DDL events that occur on your server. S. Srivathsani brings us a look at these new events.
2008-03-17 (first published: 2007-07-04)
Have you ever wanted to read your transaction log? Wonder what information is inside there? New author S. Srivathsani takes a look at one of the log tools out on the market, Lumigent's Log Explorer.
2008-02-05 (first published: 2007-03-06)