Six reasons you should be nervous about parallelism

Don't get me wrong; parallel processing is great.  And with SQL Server in particular, there are many benefits to taking advantage of the power of multiple CPUs.  However, we have all had cases where what looked like parallelism was actually hurting us (you remember turning off hyperthreading on SQL Server […]

SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update 4 is available

If you are running SQL Server 2008 and haven't yet installed the SP1 CTP, you may want to check out Cumulative Update 4 (build 1798) in KB #963036.  You obviously won't be able to install the hotfix if you already have the SP1 CTP, even though the new cumulative update […]