Conference craziness comes to a close… (and DVD information)

Well, this has been a great "conference season" but I'm also glad that it's over for a bit. In the past 4 weeks, Paul and I have been to Vienna (check out Paul's post here), Barcelona (for TechED EMEA ITPro), Las Vegas (for SQL Connections) and finally to Seattle (for PASS). We live in Redmond […]

Virtualization with SQL Server

This is something that both Paul and I want to research more but, there have been a lot of questions about this recently. So, I thought I'd pull together a quick post of some important resources if you're interested in virtualization. 1) You should know what the support implications are – Bob Ward (Microsoft PSS […]

Transaction Log VLFs – too many or too few?

(Be sure to join our community to get our monthly newsletter with exclusive content, advance notice of classes with discount codes, and other SQL Server goodies!) Way back in June 2005, I blogged about ‘8 Steps to better transaction log throughput‘. I did this blog post after seeing (again and again) overly fragmented transaction¬†logs… Transaction […]

SQL Server 2008 Central Management Servers – have you seen these?

There's a new feature of SQL Server 2008 that during beta was called a Configuration Server… In RTM it was renamed to a Central Management Server. It's not overly obvious and without knowing how cool it can be – you might skip right by it. And, if you're using SQL Server 2008 to manage 2000, […]