Brian A. Randell’s Blog: http://www.mcwtech.com/CS/blogs/brianr/default.aspx
MCWTechnologies Website: http://www.mcwtech.com/


Kimberly L. Tripp’s Blog: http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/Kimberly
SQLskills Website: http://www.SQLskills.com


Presentation Resources
Presentation in PDF form
Kimberly’s Demo Scripts
Brian’s Demo Scripts and Code


Running SQL Server 2000 tools and SQL Server 2005 tools side-by-side
We talked about re-registering all of your COM components and I didn’t have a slide for this. So, if SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager crashes when you try to access database properties OR SQL Server 2000 Query Analyzer doesn’t seem to do the color coding correctly, then you need to re-register your COM componenets in BOTH of the following directories:
   c:\program files\microsoft sql server\80\tools\binn 
   c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql\binn


To re-register the components, execute: FOR %i IN (*.dll) DO regsvr32 /s %i


Resources and Presentations on Indexing Best Practices
First, start by reviewing the blog entries listed in the Indexes category here.
As for the Webcasts – there are 6 from which to choose! Each webcast has an associated Q&A posted to my blog – make sure to look for the Q&As. Usually they are posted within 1 week (give or take :) from the actual webcast.
   MSDN Webcast: Indexing for Performance – Finding the Right Balance (SQL Server 2000), recorded 11 June 2004
   MSDN Webcast: Indexing for Performance – Index Maintenance Best Practices (SQL Server 2000), recorded 19 July 2004
   TechNet It’s Sh0wtime Webcast: Index Creation Best Practices with SQL Server 2005, recorded at Tech Ed Amsterdam, July 2005
   TechNet It’s Sh0wtime Webcast: Index Defragmentation Best Practices with SQL Server 2005, recorded at Tech Ed Amsterdam, July 2005
   MSDN Webcast Series: Part 4 of 10, Best Practices in Indexing, recorded 26 August 2005
   MSDN Webcast Series: Part 5 of 10, New Features in Indexing and Index Maintenance Best Practices, recorded 2 September 2005


MSDN Webcast Series: Building Highly Reliable and Available Systems with SQL Server 2005
Watch one on-demand and/or sign up to attend one of the remaining!



Part 1: Creating a Recoverable Database


      For the MSDN Download for Part 1, click here.


      For the SQLskills Blog Entry for Part 1, click here


 


Part 2: Creating a Reliable and Automated Backup Strategy


      For the MSDN Download for Part 2, click here.


      For the SQLskills Blog Entry for Part 2, click here.


 


Part 3: Designing Tables that Scale, Best Practices in Data Types and Initial Table Structures


      For the MSDN Download for Part 3, click here.


      For the SQLskills Blog Entry for Part 3, click here.


 


Part 4: SQL Server Indexing Best Practices


      For the MSDN Download for Part 4, click here.


      For the SQLskills Blog Entries for Part 4


         Resource links blog entry, click here.


         Q&A blog entry, click here.


         Part 5: SQL Server Index Defrag Best Practices
         
      For the MSDN Download for Part 5, click here.
               
For the SQLskills Blog entry, click here.


         Part 6: SQL Server Mixed Workloads, Secondary Databases, Locking and Isolation
         
      For the MSDN Download for Part 6, click here.


         Part 7: Understanding Plan Caching and Optimizing Procedure Performance 
         
      To register to attend, click here.


         Part 8: Data Loading and Aging Strategies 
         
      For the MSDN Download for Part 6, click here.


         Part 9: Profiling for Better Performance 
         
      For the MSDN Download for Part 6, click here.


         Part 10: Most Common Roadblocks to Scalability and Reliability 
         
      For the MSDN Download for Part 6, click here.


Profiling SQL Server and Creating a Server-side Trace
INF: How to Create a SQL Server 2000 Trace (283790)
HOW TO: Programmatically Load Trace Files into Tables (270599)
How To: Stop a Server-Side Trace in SQL Server 2000 (822853)
INF: How to Monitor SQL Server 2000 Traces (283786)
INF: Stored Procedure to Create a SQL Server 2000 Blackbox Trace (281671)
BUG: BOL Incorrectly States That Users Do Not Need to Be Sysadmin to Use Profiler or SQL Profiler SPs (310175) 
   NOTE: This is ONLY a SQL Server 2000 limitation.
INF: Job to Monitor SQL Server 2000 Performance and Activity (283696)
Support WebCast: SQL Server 2000 Profiler: What’s New and How to Effectively Use It


Great KB to Start with for Troubleshooting
HOW TO: Troubleshoot Application Performance with SQL Server


What about Whitepapers - we referenced quite a few!
Get a Lean, Mean Dev Machine with the Express Editions of Visual Basic and SQL Server 2005 by Brian A. Randell 
SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Transact-SQL Enhancements by Itzik Ben-Gan 
SQL Server 2005 Partitioned Tables and Indexes by Kimberly L. Tripp
SQL Server 2005 Snapshot Isolation by Kimberly L. Tripp
SQL Server 2005: the Database Administrator’s Guide to the SQL Server Database Engine .NET Common Language Runtime Environment by Kimberly L. Tripp


Other Whitepapers, Websites, and Webcasts
Blog Entry: 8 Steps to Better Transaction Log Throughput
MSDN Whitepaper: An Overview of SQL Server 2005 for the Database Developer
MSDN Whitepaper: Processing XML Showplans Using SQLCLR in SQL Server 2005
MSDN Whitepaper: Using CLR Integration in SQL Server 2005
MSDN Whitepaper: XML Support in Microsoft SQL Server 2005
MSDN Whitepaper: XML Options in Microsoft SQL Server 2005
MSDN Whitepaper: What’s New in FOR XML in Microsoft SQL Server 2005
MSDN Whitepaper: XML Best Practices for Microsoft SQL Server 2005
MSDN Whitepaper: Usage Scenarios for SQL Server 2005 Native Web Services
MSDN Whitepaper: Managed Data Access Inside SQL Server with ADO.NET and SQLCLR
MSDN On-demand Webcasts 
MSDN Live Webcasts 
SQL Server 2005 Hands-On Labs
         
SQLCLR Hands-On Lab Manual
Microsoft SQL Server TechCenter on TechNet
Sample Book Chapters for SQL Server 2005 is a list of chapters posted from a variety of authors for books related to SQL Server 2005.
Hosting the .NET Runtime in Microsoft SQL Server on the Association for Computing Machinery (www.ACM.org). To access this article you need membership in SIGMOD, the ACM, or you can purchase just this article for download.
Service Oriented Database Architecture by David Campbell, also on the Association for Computing Machinery (www.ACM.org). To access this article you need membership in SIGMOD, the ACM, or you can purchase just this article for download.


Gert E.R. Drapers’ website
Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team
PDC Information Site


Well, if that doesn’t keep you busy, I don’t know what will!


Enjoy!
Kimberly