Monthly Archive: June 2009

The Best Thing I've Learned at PASS

The Best Thing I've Learned at PASS

I have attended PASS for several years, and discovered at my very first event that this is an extremely valuable conference to attend. The actual technical tidbits I’ve learned from attending sessions and having...

Connect digest : 2009-06-27

Connect digest : 2009-06-27

It was slim pickings this week.  One item I thought deserved some attention was one that was filed a year ago today, and the rest are collectively related items involving … ========================= Clustering Enhancements...

What to do when Management Studio hangs?

What to do when Management Studio hangs?

I have had a few occasions where I have been using Management Studio, and am suddenly and bluntly informed by Windows that I am demanding too much of the application.  Windows is probably right;...

An annoyance with Management Studio

An annoyance with Management Studio

I am probably speaking out of turn here (it is not Saturday, after all), but I was really annoyed with this SSMS grid problem today, and had to get it off my chest.  I...

Why is disaster recovery an afterthought?

Why is disaster recovery an afterthought?

I think that people have been lulled into the false sense of security that you can set up a SQL Server database, leave all the defaults in place, and never have to do anything. ...

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update 4 is available

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update 4 is available

Microsoft quietly released another cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 this week.  So quietly, in fact, that it took me 5 days to notice.  As Chad Miller noted in his comment,...

Connect digest : 2009-06-20

Connect digest : 2009-06-20

Here are the Connect items I'd like to draw your attention to this week.  I have abandoned the idea of trying to keep track of vote counts and overall rating.  Being lazy might be...

Index maintenance : these are not your father's maintenance plans!

Index maintenance : these are not your father's maintenance plans!

UPDATE 2009-06-24 I have blogged about both of them before (here and here), but I can never say enough about how helpful their index maintenance scripts can be.  Both Ola Hallengren and Michelle Ufford...

Resource Governor slide deck

Resource Governor slide deck

Yesterday I spoke at the CTDOTNET CodeCamp2 in Hartford, Connecticut (and caught up with super heroes @spiderwebwoman and @[email protected]).  Attached is the slide deck. File Attachment: RG.pptx.zip

Connect digest : 2009-06-12

Connect digest : 2009-06-12

Again I am a day early, as tomorrow I will be speaking at the CTDOTNET CodeCamp in Hartford.  As a reminder, I am not begging for votes here, just raising visibility for new issues...

Connect Digest : 2009-06-05

Connect Digest : 2009-06-05

As I mentioned in last week's digest, I want to make it clear that I am not presenting Connect issues in this format in an attempt to tip the scales or pimp influence votes. ...