My upcoming speaking engagements

In the last weeks it was very silent on my weblog, but life is pretty fast in 2012. Currently I’m preparing tons of content about SQL Server 2012 for my upcoming event series across Europe. Besides that (which is very time consuming), I’m also happy to get the chance to ...

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The Blocked Process Report

A few days ago, one of my customers asked if there is a possibility to get a notification from SQL Server when a query has to wait for a longer time, because an incompatible lock exists on the same object. The answer to this question was easy, because SQL Server ...

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Running a TPC-C workload on SQL Server

I have a lot of customers with some impressive SQL Server workloads, those databases are several hundred GB large, with several hundred simultaneous users – just great environments for performance tuning and troubleshooting. Some weeks ago I thought about how I can simulate such workloads in my own environment, so ...

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My new event series across Europe: SQL Server 2012 Deep Dive Days

I’m very proud to announce today that I’m running next year a new event series across Europe: the SQL Server 2012 Deep Dive Days. You can learn in this 3 day event all about the new things in SQL Server 2012. The event series is currently planned for the following ...

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Why SQL Server is using so LESS memory

Today I want to talk about a phenomenon regarding memory management in SQL Server. A few weeks ago I had a consulting customer where we made some SQL Server performance improvements. As a side note the customer asked me, why SQL Server isn’t using as much memory as possible on ...

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