Modern SQL Server Servicing Model

Microsoft has announced a pretty big change for how they are going to service SQL Server, starting with SQL Server 2017. I am very much in favor of the changes in this new model.   Background Historically, Microsoft has used a combination of General Distribution Releases (GDRs), Cumulative Updates (CUs), and Service Packs (SPs) to […]

SQLskills SQL101: Azure SQL Database Monitoring

As Kimberly blogged about earlier this year, SQLskills has an ongoing initiative to blog about basic topics, which we’re calling SQL101. We’re all blogging about things that we often see done incorrectly, technologies used the wrong way, or where there are many misunderstandings that lead to serious problems. If you want to find all of […]

SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for September 2017

On September 1, 2017, Dropbox turned off the sharing feature that I was previously using to host these scripts, which broke hundreds of existing links on my blog. I will be switching to their new sharing method, at least temporarily, until I decide what to do. This month, there are more minor updates to the […]