Monthly Archive: October 2011

A birthday, of sorts…

A year ago today, I made quite easily the best decision of my career, and joined the folks at SQL Sentry. I explained a lot of this process in a blog post last year,...

SQL Sentry Plan Explorer v1.3

On Friday, we published a new version of our free query plan analysis tool, SQL Sentry Plan Explorer. We've added a couple of important features: SQL Server 2012 support With a whole slew of...

A rose by any other name…

At the PASS Summit, one of the most anticipated announcements was the release date, and marketing label, for SQL Server code-named "Denali" – the release date is "first half of 2012" (which probably means...

Blogging from the PASS Summit Keynote : Day 2

VP Finance, Bill Graziano comes on stage in a great kilt (but white socks!). No Tina Turner this year. 1,000 people from 53 countries watched the keynote yesterday. He recognizes Tim Radney (@tradney) and...

Blogging from the PASS Summit Keynote : Day 1

Before the lights came down, I had already hit what will probably be the highlight of my morning: having a brief conversation with Dr. David DeWitt. Rushabh Mehta, President, PASS Rushabh Mehta comes on...

Getting Juneau CTP3 to work – SqlCeManager issues

Since installing Juneau, I've had various issues accomplishing even the simplest of tasks. I would get errors saying that the SqlCeManager could not be initialized or "object reference not set to an instance of...

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is available!

Today Microsoft released Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008. The build number is 10.00.5500. The announcement blog post from SQL Server Release Services team: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2011/10/06/sql-server-2008-sp3-is-now-available.aspx List of fixes: KB #2546951 : List of...

A handy search procedure

I often see questions about searching stored procedures, functions, etc. for specific keywords. Maybe it's an object reference they're looking for, or all of the places where they use built-in functions like GETDATE() (I...