The July edition of TechNet Magazine is available on the web now and has the latest installment of my regular SQL Q&A column (and I forgot to blog about it a couple of weeks back).

This month's topics are:

  • Why shrink runs slower on some databases than others
  • Is it true that autogrow should always be turned off?
  • LOB storage considerations 
  • How long consistency checks will take 

Check it out at