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PASS Summit Session Follow-up: The Plan Cache Whisperer

I’ve wrapped up my session at my first session at this year’s PASS Summit.  My session this Thursday was The Plan Cache Whisperer: Performance Tuning SQL Server [DBA-313]. The session appears to have gone really well and the content has been uploaded to the PASS Summit for download.  To provide access to the materials now, the slide deck…

May 2015 – SQL Server Monthly Maintenance Checklist

It’s time for a monthly reminder to review you SQL Server environment.  Hopefully over the last few months of this post not being published you’ve still been going through and performing your monthly SQL Server environment checklists. As with anything, just because it appears to be running well, doesn’t mean that there isn’t an unknown…

July 2014 – SQL Server Monthly Maintenance Checklist

It’s been a few months since I’ve updated my SQL Server monthly maintenance checklist.  Even though it hasn’t been updated, hopefully people have been continuing to look at their environments and performing the needed monthly maintenance activities. Doing this is important because if you don’t know where you are today, or last month, its hard…

January 2014 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

It’s the first Monday of 2014.  Time for a new year and some resolutions to be a better DBA.  Unlike a gym resolution, though, it’s time to make sure that you this resolution doesn’t fall by the wayside.  While SQL Server environments can run fine for days, weeks, and months without issues, that doesn’t mean…

October 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

It’s not the first Monday of October, instead it’s the second Tuesday (oops, had Wednesday in here originally).  As we are all busy from time to time, last week’s post managed to slip my mind.  I was wrapped up with preparing for a birthday and Parallel Data Warehouse training. Many of you, though, are probably…

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