The folks at Quest Software asked me to write a paper for them discussing the differences between managing a SQL Server using just the Microsoft provided tools and their Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise product. That paper has just been released and can be downloaded here. We’ll also be discussing this paper (among other things) at a web cast Thursday 2/7/2008 at 8am which you can read about here and here.
Well today is my birthday. Since it’s a regular posting day I figured I’d skip the technical posting and just say hi. (I’ve got this thing against working on my birthday. I’d much rather spend the day with family and friends. It’s my day and I’ll do what I want, as long as it’s ok with the wife at least :-).)
On Thursday Feb 7, 2008 at 8am Pacific (11am Eastern, 4pm GMT) myself and Jason Hall, Systems Consultant at Quest Software will be co-hosting a webcast looking into the challenges in seeing exactly what is happening within SQL Server (including SQL Server 2008) using Spotlight® on SQL Server Enterprise compared to the native tools.
For those who are interested in attending the URL is: http://www.quest.com/events/listdetails.aspx?contentid=6732&technology=&prod=&prodfamily=&loc=4
FIRST TIME USERS: To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is compatible with Microsoft Office Live Meeting: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52354
I look forward to seeing you all there.
The SoCal Code Camp was this last weekend. I had a great time attending and speaking at the code camp this time around. I hope that everyone who attended my sessions had as much fun attending the sessions as I did speaking at them. I did my best to make them as much fun and interactive as I could.
As promised here are the slide decks and sample T/SQL code from the four sessions. Everything is within a single ZIP file. I’ve included two copies of each slide deck. One in the Office 2007 format, and one in the Office 97-2003 format. They are identical to each other, but I wanted to include both so that people with the older version of Microsoft Office can see the deck without having to download and install the patch which allows Office 2003 to view Office 2007 files.
The sample scripts which I’ve included are all run against the AdventureWorks database or the AdventureWorksDW database (check the USE commands at the top of the scripts). If they need a different database they will create the new database.
Session 1 – SQL Server Query Tuning (SQL 2000+)
Session 2 – SQL Server 2008 Resource Governor (SQL 2008 CTP5+ only)
Session 3 – SQL Server Service Broker in the Real World (SQL 2005+) (I’ve fixed the problem with the single server script that we were having at the Code Camp. Turns out I had left the route in place which is why the message never showed up. The first script didn’t run correctly because I had run the server to server script on my virtual machine and the route was left by accident.)
Session 4 – SQL Server 2008 What’s on the Horizon (SQL 2008 CTP5+)
If you have any questions about these slide decks or sample code feel free to post a comment here, or drop me an email.