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Getting Excited about my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con

Posted July 02, 2017

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  I was working on the demo’s for my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con at this years IT / Dev Connections in San Francisco and I have to admit I... more »
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Finding When Someone Last Ran a DBCC

Posted June 28, 2017

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  The other day someone on Twitter asked how to find out when or who last ran a DBCC FREEPROCCACHE command on their SQL Server instance. Since this is not... more »
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SQL Updates Newsletter–May 2017

Posted June 01, 2017

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  I missed posting the last few months of these but here is the latest update about the monthly newsletter that a good friend of mine (Fany Carolina... more »
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New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2014

Posted April 18, 2017

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  Microsoft announced two new CU’s for SQL Server 2014 yesterday. Below are the links to the KB’s and some quick facts for each CU. Cumulative Update... more »
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Latest SQL Server 2014 CU Updates

Posted February 22, 2017

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  Microsoft released a few more Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2014 as listed below. There are a number of interesting fixes so I highly recommend if... more »
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Stopping Execution of Future Batches

Posted February 17, 2017

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  There is a command that as far as I can tell has been in the product since SQL2008 but I was woefully unaware of. Actually I find many others are... more »
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SQL Updates Newsletter – January 2017

Posted February 01, 2017

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  Here is the latest update about the monthly newsletter that a good friend of mine (Fany Carolina Vargas) from Microsoft puts together each month which... more »
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Latest SSMS Download (16.5.3)

Posted January 27, 2017

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  There was a slight issue with the SSMS version that was released a few days back (16.5.2) which has been fixed and replaced with release 16.5.3. If you... more »
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Latest SQL Server Updates

Posted January 18, 2017

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  There are some new updates for SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2016 that were released today. I am not sure what happened to SQL 2014 but I suspect those... more »
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SQL Server 2014 CU3 for SP2 and CU10 for SP1 are Available

Posted December 28, 2016

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  Just an FYI for those of you on SQL Server 2014 SP2 that there is a new CU available for download can can be found here. Also if you are still on SP1... more »
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