I came across a new article, "Data Access Tracing In SQL Server 2005" at MSDN and I'm listed as one of the authors. That's interesting, as I didn't remember writing it 🙂 but upon closer inspection, they give me credit because they leveraged my original article "Tracing Data Access" from the ADO.NET 2.0 series. Thanks Jennifer and Acey, now I remember you asking if that was OK. I did notice they still used an old bio for me though, just ignore that part.

Anyhow, it's an excellent paper. They added one-third more pages and even included MOF files for tracing JDBC/XA, BCP, SQL Browser, and more. Very cool. Be sure to give it a read and practice your tracing BEFORE you need to use it.