GrokTalks have been posted!

Scott Stanfield, a Microsoft Regional Director, had a great idea for Tech*Ed US (well, it was a great idea before he knew exactly how much work was involved :)… He decided that he would get other Microsoft Regional Directors together to discuss (and record) interesting topics for just 10 minutes (of course, some of us […]

8 Steps to better Transaction Log throughput

(Be sure to join our community to get our monthly newsletter with exclusive content, advance notice of classes with discount codes, and other SQL Server goodies!)   NOTE/UPDATE: Be sure to read this post as well: Transaction Log VLFs too many or too few? after reading this one. Not only can you have too many small […]

An interview with theServerside.net has been posted!

Many of you in the .NET Community are already familar with theServerSide.NET but many of you in the SQL Server community are not…well, here’s your chance to bridge the gap over to .NET and hear a bunch of great .NET interviews! My interview is more SQL-centric but there are lots of great ones on Development […]

SQL Server 2005 Tools – Resources to effectively use SQLCMD

On Tuesday, June 21, I had the pleasure of assisting on a TechNet webcast delivered by Michiel Wories – a Program Manager from the SQL Server Development Team at Microsoft. My assistance was limited as I really just listened and helped answer some of the questions that came up during the session. In fact, there […]

Ever-increasing clustering key – the Clustered Index Debate……….again!

As I'm preparing for my Tech*Ed session on Indexing Best Practices in SQL Server 2005, I'm reminded that there are a ton of best practices that really apply to both SQL Server 2000 as well as SQL Server 2005. When it comes to indexing, there are many dependencies on the storage structures. These dependencies are […]

You learn something new everyday!

I think there are numerous reasons for why I love technology but at the top of the list: learning. It’s amazing to me that not a day goes by where I don’t dig deeper into something or clarify it further. Even learning something trivial, like a new keystroke, can make our work easier to do […]