Monthly Archives: September 2010

PASS Summit Schedule

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Earlier this week, PASS opened up the Schedule Builder for the those that are registered for the PASS Summit.  You can also take a look at the full schedule with the At A Glance schedule. This is your opportunity to find out what sessions are going to be when during the summit.  And for those […]

To Be There Or Not To Be There

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Are you ready for Seattle?  Have you registered for the PASS Summit?  Hopefully with some good reasons you will be inspired to attend the summit this year. Ten Reasons to Attend There are, of course, countless reasons to attend the PASS Summit in November.  To hopefully inspire a few of you holdouts, I am count […]


Index Black Ops Part 4 – Index Overhead and Maintenance

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In my TSQL2sDay index summary post, that I’d be writing a few posts on the information that is contained in sys.dm_db_index_operational_stats. The posts will be the following: Index Black Ops Part 1 – Locking and Blocking Index Black Ops Part 2 – Page IO Latch, Page Latch Index Black Ops Part 3 – Index Usage […]

Is It that Time Again?

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Yes, it is.  As I mentioned a few months back, it is important to pay attention to when Microsoft releases Cumulative Updates for SQL Server. This past week, on Tuesday, Microsoft release an update to SQL Server 2008: Cumulative update package 10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 If you haven’t, take the time […]

September PASSMN Meeting Tonight

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As I’ve mentioned a couple times already our PASSMN meeting tonight will be in a new location.  This is a  one month change due to a scheduling conflict.  This month we’ll be meeting in the room above the Caribou across the skyway from our regular location. 8000 Norman Center Drive, 9th Floor, Bloomington, MN  55437 […]

Share Your Experiences at #SQLSAT58

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Ever thought about sharing your experiences with SQL Server to more than just your immediate peers and colleagues?  Up here in Minnesota we have just the opportunity for you! On Friday, October 29, 2010 we’ll be hosting a SQL Saturday event.  Yes, on a Friday!  And we are looking for local and community speakers to […]

September PASSMN Meeting This Week

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Enjoying the fall here in Minnesota?  The leafs are changing a bit and temp has been dropping.  Has that left you feeling a little isolated?  Maybe it’s time to get together with some likeminded peers and talk about SQL Server.  This month’s PASSMN meeting will have Kalen Delaney (blog) in town talking about isolation and […]