Exciting times…

Well, Paul’s already announced it here: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/2008/01/17/SeeWeCanAllGetAlong.aspx and now, I just can’t skip mentioning this either – especially if you’re into performance tuning from the QP side of things (rather than just the SE side of things) – and, that’s that there’s a new blogger on SQLskills… Conor Cunningham introduces himself here: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/conor/2008/01/17/HowdyComeOnIn.aspx and suffice it to […]

Starting to catch up (finally)………………………. and, Happy New Year!

I had started to write this blog post when we (Paul and I) were on our way back from Zurich on November 21. We had been in Zurich presenting a TechNet DeepDive on Database Maintenance Best Practices…after presenting at ITForum in Barcelona…after presenting at SQLConnections in Las Vegas (well, we did spend 30 hours at […]

Releasing the DDM (Dual Database Monitor)

Over the past couple of years, we’ve had *tons* of requests for the DDM (the Dual Database Monitor – which is a little utility for testing and checking out a mirroring partnership…) and finally, we’ve (ha, pretty much only Paul :)) made it more flexible (it was hard-coded with specific insert procs). He’s created an ini to […]