Countdown to DEVintersection/SQLintersection in Orlando

As I have recently posted, I will be presenting three regular sessions and a full-day workshop at the DEVintersection/SQLintersection conference in Orlando, FL on April 16-22, 2016. As the conference get’s closer, I am starting to get more excited about it, reminding me of how I used to feel in my younger days as a […]

SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 CU5 Available

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 5, which is Build 12.0.4439.1. There are 21 hotfixes in the public fix list. In a very welcome change from the past, Microsoft has greatly streamlined the process for obtaining SQL Server Cumulative Updates. Rather than having to request the CU from a web […]

SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for February 2016

Rather than having a separate blog post for each version, I have just put the links for all six major versions in this single post. There are two separate links for each version. The first one on the top left is the actual diagnostic query script, and the one below on the right is the […]

Recommended Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 Processors for SQL Server

Updated March 31, 2016: Today, Intel has released the fourth generation, 14nm Xeon E5-2600 v4 processor family, code-named “Broadwell-EP”. This is a Tick release from Intel, taking the existing Haswell microarchitecture, and shrinking it from 22nm to 14nm. This new family of processors has more physical cores, a larger total shared L3 cache size, and […]

SQLintersection Spring 2016 – Orlando, FL – April 16-22, 2016

I’ll be presenting multiple sessions at the SQLintersection Spring 2016 conference in Orlando, FL on April 16-22, 2016. This conference has an exclusive slate of top-tier speakers, with great content, and a nice, intimate atmosphere that lets attendees get more personal interaction with the speakers compared to most other SQL Server conferences. Here are the […]