SQL Server 2012 SP2 Cumulative Update 3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 SP2 Cumulative Update 3, which is Build 11.0.5556. This CU has 34 hotfixes in the public fix list. If you are running SQL Server 2012, this is the build you should be planning to get installed, after you have done your testing and planning for the installation. They have […]

Presentation Materials From Fall 2014 SQL Intersection

I recently had the opportunity to present Analyzing I/O Performance and Dr. DMV’s Toolkit at the Fall 2014 SQL Intersection conference in Las Vegas. This is a smaller (but rapidly growing) conference that has hand-picked, top-tier speakers. The conference was a lot of fun, and I heard a lot of positive feedback about the speakers  […]

SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for November 2014

I revised a number of the queries this month in all five versions of the script.  It was very nice to have so many people thank me for these queries during the PASS 2014 Conference! Here are the current query counts for each version: SQL Server 2014         72 Queries SQL Server 2012         69 Queries SQL […]