Recompilation yields superior performance in some situations, although excessive recompilation can be detrimental. This article will discuss some of these costs and benefits, and will draw on contrasts between different versions of SQL Server to provide further context for understanding recompilation.
This article is a case study of a performance problem at SQLServerCentral.com with our FAQ area using text columns. This will show you how to use the TEXT IN ROW feature built into SQL Server 2000 to improve the performance of these columns.
There has been some talk about the use of partitioned views in SQL Server 2000 to gain performance improvements for scale-out of applications. In this article by Neil Jacobson, he discusses his findings in respect of the speed of partitioned views.
You cannot do a proper tuning job on SQL server in two minutes, but you can get a good idea of how well a server is set up. This article will show you how to quickly evaluate the efficiency of memory usage on your server.